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    Default "Not mine" or "No mine"

    Can I answer "Not mine" or "No mine" when someone asks "Is it yours?"? Is it grammartically right?
    I think "No mine" is wrong. So, can you tell me the difference between "not" and "no" and how to use them correctly?
    I sometimes find confused with them.
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    Default Re: "Not mine" or "No mine"

    Can I answer "Not mine" or "No mine" when someone asks "Is it yours?"? Is it grammartically right?

    These phrases do not contain a subject or a verb, so technically, neither is 'grammatically correct', though 'Not mine' would certainly be a common response in an informal situation such as the one you cite. You are right- 'No mine' is incorrect in response to the given question, though the words could be okay if punctuated correctly and in response to a slightly different question:

    1. "Is it yours?" "(It's) Not mine."
    2. "Is it his?" "No, (it's) mine."

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