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    no or not

    Hi,

    I would like to know which is the general rule for using no or not

    For example:

    "There are no/not easy answer to the question of how much privacy we should be entitled to".

    "... they will need to believe that they really are for thier benefit and no/not for some sinister purpose".

    Thanks in advance,
    Marisol.

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    Re: no or not

    Quote Originally Posted by MarisolC View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to know which is the general rule for using no or not

    For example:

    "There are no/not easy answer to the question of how much privacy we should be entitled to".

    "... they will need to believe that they really are for thier benefit and no/not for some sinister purpose".

    Thanks in advance,
    Marisol.
    Hi Marisol,

    There is no easy answer.
    There are no easy answer.
    There is not AN easy answer.
    There aren't (are not) any easy answers.

    How many? None. No answers. No is how many.
    Is there? No, there is NOT. Not is whether or not there is one.

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