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    I don't have problem vs I have no problem

    Hi All,

    What is the difference between "We don't have problem." and "We have no problem."?

    WYH

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    Re: I don't have problem vs I have no problem

    correcting the first sentence:
    We don't have any problems
    or
    We don't have a problem

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    Re: I don't have problem vs I have no problem

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    correcting the first sentence:
    We don't have any problems
    or
    We don't have a problem
    I just wanted to know what is the difference between "we have no..." and "we don't have..."?

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    Re: I don't have problem vs I have no problem

    I can't see any difference between then... or

    I see no difference between them.

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    Re: I don't have problem vs I have no problem

    Quote Originally Posted by yiuho View Post
    Hi All,

    What is the difference between "We don't have problem." and "We have no problem."?

    WYH
    The difference, as the previous answer suggested, is that the first is wrong. Problem is countable. We don't have problems/a problem/any problem.


    Given the correction, I detect no big difference between the two, though I suspect the context of 'we don't have a problem' would tend to refer to specific problem that has already been identified as a problem: Do you have a problem with that?/No, we don't have a problem.

    In (very mild, arguable) contrast, the 'no problem' version would fit in this sort of context: We have no problem with his language, what bothers us is...

    But even if this distinction exists (I'm sure many NSs would not agree) it's very slight.

    b

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