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I study English and I ran into a problem. What version is correct:
"no problem" or "no problems"?

P.S. Is "ran into a problem" correct?
P.P.S. Is version correct word for this situation? May be "variant"?

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closed as not a real question by RegDwigнt Dec 17 '12 at 10:25

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You seem to have run into more than one problem, at least three. – Kris Dec 17 '12 at 9:40
As Kris points out, please do not ask several unrelated questions per question. Also, please provide context — as you can see from the answer, both versions are grammatical in and of themselves. Lastly, you might be interested in our proposed sister site for English language learners. You can support it by committing. Thank you. – RegDwigнt Dec 17 '12 at 10:30
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It depends.

If the following case

Can you finish on time? Yes. No problem.

you use the singular form.

On the contrary, in a phrase like:

I carefully examined your solution, and found no problems in it.

you can also use the plural form, indicating that you examined more than one possible problems in the suggested solution.

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