Questions tagged [no-not]

Questions about choosing between "no" and "not" for negation.

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If there is a way, I'm not aware of it. -> help [closed]

I watched an anime called Puella Magi Madoka Magika and in Episode 9: I'd Never Allow That to Happen, and there is some dialogue at around the 11 minutes and 10 second mark which I do not quite ...
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Tim doesn't trust his roommates not to finish his breakfast

I don't know the meaning of this sentence below. Could anyone help? Thanks! "Tim doesn't trust his roommates not to finish his breakfast." Context: Tim is having a confidential phone call in the ...
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Make a contrast using “not”

I want to make a contrast in the following question. Transfer the storage manager to the domain layer as far as interaction with the local storage - is its responsibility, not the view-layer. I ...
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no, not, non, which is correct for an adjective? [closed]

I'm writing a tag for pronouns that are not personal. In that context, which is more correct or more frequently used? non-personal non personal not personal
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is not having vs isn't having- meaninig difference

I heard a sentence in latest South Park episode and suddenly I have questioned a sentence. The hardest part is not having any followers, i used to go to places just to show them where i was What ...
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What's the difference between “He is no fool” and “He is not a fool”? [duplicate]

For a non-native speaker, the above two sentences seem similar. From the point of the native speaker's view, is there any slight difference? In the same vein, "I have no money" and "I don't ...
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Grammatical structure of a complex sentence

Many things are unclear in the following sentence, and I want your help to understand them: 1. Its grammatical structure is complicated, and I can understand nothing from it. 2. What is the ...
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“No” vs. “not” for negation

I am not clear about the use of no and not . I have come across two sentences like: All I asked was time, not money. I met this person about a month ago. I remember his name, what he was ...
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Negation in English

In English, there are at least two ways to express negation, for example: — I don't have money — I have no money or — No objects were found — Objects were not found or — No restrictions are applied —...
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“Non-significant” or “not significant” variable?

I am writing a statistics text and I am not sure if I should either use "non-significant variables" or "not significant variables" (or anything else).
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“Not a clue” vs. “no clue”

Example: — What is he called? — I have not a clue. — What is he called? — I have no clue. Are both versions grammatical in English? If they are, which one is preferred by native speakers in ...
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“Hitler will send no warning” vs “Hitler won't send warnings”

As in this WWII poster: Are they the same thing, or are there differences in expression? Why do native speakers choose the first one?
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There isn't and there is no [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “There is no rule” vs. “there isn’t rule” If I'm not mistaken, both "There isn't a storm." and "There is no storm." have the same meaning. I understand that the first one is ...
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“Can take no other” vs. “can't take other”

As an ESL I'm not sure if I can use the following sentences: You can take no other directions. I'm using it on giving indications to a foreigner. Should I use instead: You can't take other ...
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Why “no” rather than “not” in “Life is no Nintendo game”? [closed]

I've just seen this sentence on the internet... You don't get another chance. Life is no Nintendo game. If I had to say something like that, I would say "Life is not a Nintendo game." Why did he ...
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Is it not that big a deal vs No big deal

I was just checking an advanced grammar and learned that the following is possible: It is not that big a deal 1) The book says I cannot skip the article. But how come in "ordinary" version there ...
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“There is no problem” or “there isn't any problem” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “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 ...
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“I have no …” vs. “I don't have …”

I have no house. I don't have a house. What's the difference between the phrases like the ones above?
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When to use 'no good'; when to use 'not good'? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between “no” and “not”? there is a question always confusing me. Is it 'no good' or 'not good'? How do I use them? I guess they ...
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What is the difference between “no” and “not”? [closed]

What is the difference between "no" and "not"? We know that "no" and "not" have the same meaning. I'm studying English. I hope to get help. Sorry for my language.
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“Does not make changes” or “makes no changes”

I was thinking of using this sentence on my computer program: This action does not make changes on user's machine. Just to be sure, I checked Google Translate which suggested: This action makes ...
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“There is no point in” or “There is not a point in”

I was thinking about these negations. Do these mean the same thing? There is no point in ... There is not a point in ... or: I have no clue I do not have any clue etc.
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Rules for 'no' and 'not' [closed]

Can anyone elucidate a comprehensive list of rules regarding the usage of 'no' and 'not'? I've found rules of thumb, such as 'no' for nouns and 'not' for everything else, but then there's the case of "...
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“There is no rule” vs. “there isn't rule”

What are the differences between the two sentences below: There is no rule. There isn't rule.