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  1. james_chew_84
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    Is saying

    1) There weren't cars yesterday

    same as

    2) There were no cars yesterday?

    Is there anything wrong by saying there weren't cars?

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    Re: ?

    Quote Originally Posted by james_chew_84
    Is saying

    1) There weren't cars yesterday

    same as

    2) There were no cars yesterday?

    Is there anything wrong by saying there weren't cars?
    Try,

    There weren't any cars yesterday.


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    Dear Casiopea,

    Would you say that the first one is incorect (without the inserted any), though? It sounds wrong, but someone questioned me on this and I am a little puzzled.

    Thanks,
    Iza

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    Quote Originally Posted by izabela
    Dear Casiopea,

    Would you say that the first one is incorect (without the inserted any), though? It sounds wrong, but someone questioned me on this and I am a little puzzled.

    Thanks,
    Iza
    1) There weren't cars yesterday
    2) There were no cars yesterday.
    That's a difficult judgement to make. You see, even if "any" is omitted, the reading I get is that it's still implied.

  4. Hotspur
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    That's a difficult judgement to make. You see, even if "any" is omitted, the reading I get is that it's still implied.

    Trolling removed
    Last edited by shane; 23-Jan-2005 at 14:01. Reason: Blatant trolling

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