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    Question please help

    plz tick the best sentence

    1.The farmer had no sickle.
    1.The farmer had not sickle.

    2.Our servant has no licence of gun.
    2.Our servant has not licence of gun.

    3.Your brother had no pistol.
    3.Your brother had not pistol.

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    Only 'no' can be an adjective, CH, so 'not' is wrong in all cases here. And it should be 'gun license'. And 'please' is spelled as such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber
    Only 'no' can be an adjective, CH, so 'not' is wrong in all cases here. And it should be 'gun license'. And 'please' is spelled as such.
    Licence is Noun and License is verb, so I think LICENCE is correct in this sentence.
    Sencond problem of mine is, I am often confused where "NO" and "NOT" are used. Often I use "No" instead of "NOT" and "NOT" instead of "NO", so please guide me inthis respect in detail.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Try,

    1a. The farmer doesn't/didn't have a sickle.
    1b. The farmer hasn't (got) a sickle.

    2a. Our servant doesn't/didn't have a licence for a gun.
    2b. Our servant hasn't (got) a licence for a gun.

    Spelling variation
    Noun: licence (British English)
    Noun: license (American English)
    Verb: license (British and American English)

    3.Your brother doesn't/didn't have a pistol.

    Note, 'not' is often contracted to -n't. Use not/-n't to modify verbs, and use 'no' to modify nouns.

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    Dear Moderator,
    You have got my question wrong.
    I wanted to know, when we use"NO" and "NOT" while using HAS,HAVE AND HAD?
    bUT YOU HAVE EXPLAINED no NAD not IN PERFECT TENSE.
    pLZ RE=EXPLAIN IT.WITH THX

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    Please set up some new examples and ask your question again, chjakhan. We are unclear as to what cases you would like to know about, precisely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chjakhan
    Dear Moderator,
    You have got my question wrong.
    I wanted to know, when we use"NO" and "NOT" while using HAS,HAVE AND HAD?
    bUT YOU HAVE EXPLAINED no NAD not IN PERFECT TENSE.
    pLZ RE=EXPLAIN IT.WITH THX
    EX: The farmer has no sickle.
    EX: The farmer had no sickle.

    Basic Distribution
    "not" goes before a main verb:
    EX: I sleep. => I do not sleep. Note, "do/does" is inserted before main verbs.

    "not" goes after an auxiliary verb:
    EX: I am asleep. => I am not asleep.

    The verb HAVE has two functions. It functions as a main verb and it functions as an auxiliary verb.

    EX: I have a car. (Main verb)
    EX: I have got a car. (Auxiliary verb) Note, "got" is the main verb.

    If the verb HAVE (i.e., have, has, had) functions as a main verb, then insert "do/does/did" before "not", and change 'has/had' to "have":

    Present Tense
    The farmer has a sickle.
    The farmer does not have a sickle.

    Past Tense
    The farmer had a sickle.
    The farmer did not have a sickle.

    If the verb HAVE (i.e, have, has, had) functions as an auxiliary, do not insert "do/does/did". Add "not" after the auxiliary:

    Present Tense
    The farmer has got a sickle.
    The farmer has not got a sickle.

    Past Tense
    The farmer had got the sickle from me. American English 'had gotten'
    The farmer had not got the sickle from me. 'had not gotten'

    Contractions
    The farmer doesn't have a sickle.
    The farmer didn't have a sickle.
    The farmer hasn't got a sickle.
    The farmer hadn't got the sickle from me.

    Usage Note: "have no"
    When you use HAVE to express possession (e.g., I have a car), it functions as a main verb, so use 'do not have' to negate it:

    Affirmative: I have a car.
    Negative: I don't have a car.

    If you use "no" to negate the object, then what you're expressing is this:

    I have a car. (I have something, and that something is a car)
    I have no car. (I have something, but that something doesn't exist)
    I don't have a car. (have (possess) => not have (not possess)

    The farmer has a sickle. (She has something)
    The farmer has no sickle. (She has something that doesn't exist)
    The farmer doesn't have a sickle. (have => not have)

    I have shoes. (I have something: shoes)
    I have no shoes. (I have something: no shoes)
    I don't have shoes. (have => not have)

    In short, when you see the phrases no shoes, no sickle, and so on, ask yourself, How can a person have something that doesn't exist?

    Please note, SCREAMING (i.e., using all capitals) is considered rather rude. Please use lowercase.

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    Thanks Caseopea(Moderator)
    You have guided me in a very easy way. so thanks once again

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    You're most certainly welcome.

    See you again.

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