No-one, Noone, or No One—Which Is Right?
- No one is right.
- No-one is an uncommon variant form. It’s best to stick to the two-word version.
- Noone is wrong.
Too many choices can sometimes confuse you, but with no one, it’s easy to learn which should be your go-to spelling.
No-one, Noone, or No One—Which Should I Use?
The correct way to spell no one is as two words, without the hyphen:
If you add a hyphen to no one, you get a much less common variant spelling of the word: no-one. Although it’s not technically incorrect, the hyphenated version cannot always be used instead of no one:
Noone is not an acceptable way to spell no one in any context:
There are several reasons for a word to have multiple spellings. Sooner or later you’ll run across one that will make you second-guess your spelling choices. Camaraderie is that type of word. Minuscule has become that type of word as well. And that’s without mentioning all the words that shift their spelling depending on the country in which they’re used.