No one of/in my acquaintance

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cronos06

Senior Member
French
Hi,

I'd like to know which of these two phrases is correct:

No one of my acquaintance
No one in my acquaintance


I encountered both of them, so maybe both are correct.

Yoan.
 
  • paul f

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I'm leaning towards the second one, however the first is does not seem glaringly wrong.

    It is worth noting of course that this is a very old-fashioned way of saying this. Even a slight change would bring it slightly more up to date:

    'None of my acquaintances...'
     

    ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    Hi Yoan. It would definitely be the first for me (though I'd write no-one rather than no one).
    But the other one doesn't seem glaringly wrong.

    It is worth noting of course that this is a very old-fashioned way of saying this. Even a slight change would bring it slightly more up to date:

    'None of my acquaintances...'
    :thumbsup:
    Or simply No-one I know:)
     

    cronos06

    Senior Member
    French
    Thank you for your comments ^^
    I was looking for a way of answering to headhunters when they ask me "and do you know someone who can be interested?"

    So apparently a more natural way of answering that question would be: "none of my acquaintances" or "no-one I know".
    The structure "none of my..." makes me think of the one in "which of my..." :)

    Thanks again.
    Yoan.
     
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