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    Good evening!
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    I have a question... Can you say "It hasn't an important role" or should I write It hasn't any important role ?
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    Default Re: an important role

    You could use either.


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    Default Re: an important role

    thank you very much for your answer!

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    Default Re: an important role

    Quote Originally Posted by Pencilcase View Post
    Good evening!
    it's the first time I write in this forum!
    I have a question... Can you say "It hasn't an important role" or should I write It hasn't any important role ?
    Thank everybody for your answer!
    It would be more common to say "It doesn't have an/any important role."
    'an' or 'any' depends on the context. 'Not any' is stronger than 'not an'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It would be more common to say "It doesn't have an/any important role."
    'an' or 'any' depends on the context. 'Not any' is stronger than 'not an'.
    That is true. "It doesn't have an important role" is, no doubt, more common.


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