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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    Default contain no error/s, contains any error/s

    Both sentences contain no error/errors.
    Neither sentence contains any error/errors.

    Is either word in bold correct in the sentences?

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    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 03-Mar-2009 at 21:32. Reason: typo

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    philo2009 is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: contain no error/s, contains any error/s

    The only idiomatic way to express your meaning is

    Neither sentence contains any errors.

    - 'Both' is normally used only to make positive sentences.
    - The plural 'errors' is natural since it is typically assumed that more than one is possible/likely.

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