NO vs. NOT
25 / 01 / 2006
NO vs. NOT: meaning and examples
Today we are going to answer another request from one of our readers, Antonio G. Antonio wanted to know the difference between the words NO
is the opposite of yes
A: Do you want me to make you a sandwich?
, thanks. I'm not hungry.
: NO NOUN
is used as a quantifier
. It means not any
There is no coffee
in the cupboard. Shall I go to the shops to get some? (= There isn't any coffee.
I've got no time
to go to the bank right now. I'll do it later. (= I haven't got any time.
is used to make a verb negative. It goes after the verb (auxiliary verb NOT
). The contraction of NOT
go to the presentation yesterday. Was it good?
helpful when you interrupt me all the time! Could you please let me get some work done?
I hope this answers your question, Antonio. Tomorrow and Friday we will explain two expressions with today's words.
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