I want to know what's the difference between sentences which have in it "I have no" and "I don't have".

In the examples "I have no dog" and "I don't have a dog" is there any difference in meaning? The first may used in British English and the second in American English. I found some people say no means none or zero. But I see no difference of "no" from "don't".

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    Hi and welcome to ELU StackExchange! Please edit your question to use proper capitalization and punctuation. (That is, start each sentence with a capital letter and end it with a dot.) Also, if you put your examples in quotes or italics (e.g. "I have no dog", or I don't have a dog), that would also make your question easier to read. – Llewellyn Oct 13 at 16:45
  • thank you for your suggestion – alabdaly891 Oct 13 at 16:50
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    The two versions mean the same on either side of the Atlantic. – Peter Jennings Oct 13 at 22:19
  • The two variants are generally interchangeable, but for some nouns the have no version is more likely: I have no idea... vs. I don't have an idea... Or I have no respect for... vs. I don't have respect for.... Furthermore, the have no version seems slightly more emphatic: I have no children vs. I don't have children. There's a similar question here: english.stackexchange.com/questions/67062/… – Shoe Oct 14 at 6:25
  • The examples you use in your heading both mean the same, and are both acceptable, but "I have no dog" is not a natural thing to say. It would be "I don't have a dog" or, in British English, often "I haven't got a dog". When speaking of something you might expect to have a supply of, you can say "I have no bread in the house" or, like the old song, "Yes, we have no bananas". – Kate Bunting Oct 14 at 8:48

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