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“There is no point in” or “There is not a point in”

What's the difference between there is no problem and there isn't any problem? Are they both acceptable?

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marked as duplicate by RegDwigнt May 19 '12 at 13:15

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Yes, they are both okay grammatically, with slight different usages. How many different variations of the same statement do you have in your own native language? I am sure the answer is many. English is no exception. – Noah May 19 '12 at 6:20

Semantically they are the same, but stylistically there may be occasions where one is preferable to the other. For example, I would prefer to write:

  • There are no apple trees in the orchard.

rather than:

  • There aren't any apple trees in the orchard.

My preference would be even stronger if I had the need to speak the sentence.

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