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    kohyoongliat is offline Senior Member
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    Default comment/s

    I have no comment.
    I have no comments.

    Are both correct? If so, is there any difference in meaning between the two sentences?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    A shade of difference:

    Did you exceed the speed limit
    I have no comment [to make] I do not intend to say anything about this - often said by people being pursued by pressmen on the street.

    What are your views on this essay? Is there anything to say about it?
    I have no comments [on it/to make] There is nothing that I want to criticise or correct.

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    Thanks, Anglika.

    It appears to me that 'No comments' is more commonly used.

    1. If an accused is asked about his crime, does he say "No comment' or 'No comments'?

    2. If a politician is asked whether his party will win the general elections, should he say 'No comment' or 'No comments"?

    In both sentences, I believe that it should be 'No comments'. Am I correct?

    Many thanks.

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    No - in both cases they would say "No comment". [I am not going to say anything about this matter]

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    I've got it.

    Many thanks, Anglika.

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