Is it alright that I say just a word "Not." about the question starting with "Do you~?", or "Did you~?"? (Not Are you~?, Were you~?)

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    If you respond "Not" I would know that English is not your native language. But I would (probably ) understand what you mean.
    – GEdgar
    Jan 11 '19 at 13:31

Do you know how to swim?

Not. (incorrect)

Do you know how to swim?

No. (correct)

Do you know how to swim or not?

Not. (acceptable but usually considered to be an attempt at mild humour)

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