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there aren't any left #1 (permalink) Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:35 pm   there aren't any left
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #230 "Adverbs of Quantity (3)", question 2

There were 12 cookies here, but, now, there aren't ......... left. Who took all of the cookies?

(a) any
(b) none
(c) every
(d) numerous

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #230 "Adverbs of Quantity (3)", answer 2

There were 12 cookies here, but, now, there aren't any left. Who took all of the cookies?

Correct answer: (a) any

Your answer was: incorrect
There were 12 cookies here, but, now, there aren't none left. Who took all of the cookies?
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Why none is incorrect?none means nothing know?In 12 cookies nothing is left is it correct?
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there aren't any left #2 (permalink) Tue Sep 11, 2012 22:07 pm   there aren't any left
 

'There aren't none' would mean the same as 'there are not none' - you cannot have two negatives (not and none).
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there aren't any left #3 (permalink) Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:25 am   there aren't any left
 

Thanks for your sweet reply Beeesneees..........
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