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    Smile "no" and "not"

    hi! could u please help me to know What are the differences between "not" and "no"? where we can use no and when we can't. please help me in this
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    Re: "no" and "not"

    Here are the basics:

    "no" is an adjective. It pairs with a noun,

    EX: no books, nobody, no one, under no circumstance

    "not" is an adverb. It pairs with a verb, like this,

    EX: not go, not want, not have, not see.

    "no" becomes "non-" if it modifies an adjective,

    EX: non-circumstantial, non-direct

    Hope that helps.

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