Could 'not having' be a good synonym for 'without' in the following sentence?
You can't arrive at work without a tie.
Thanks in advance.
With no would work, though I prefer without, but I would change the verb:
You can't come to work with no tie.
Thank you for your reply.
I guess, I have explained myself really badly. The thing is that the original sentence is this one, 'You can't arrive at work without a tie'. My question on saying if 'with no' could be a good synonym for 'without', it is just to explain it to the students, not to change 'without' for 'with no'.
On the other hand, I have a book that says that two synonyms for 'without' can be 'not having' and 'lacking'; and it gives this example, 'Jerry got to the park two hours late without the picnic basket'. That's why I assumed that 'not having' was a good one.
The name of the book is 'Prepositions Illustrated By Gloria Wahlen. Publisher: Michigan.