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    #1

    "no doubt"

    1 There is no doubt that smoking does harm to our health.
    2 It is no doubt that smoking does harm to our health.

    Are two sentences both correct?
    thanks

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    #2

    Re: "no doubt"

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    I would write it this way:
    There is no doubt that smoking harms our health.

    Your first sentence seems better than your 2nd one, but I guess both are not correct.
    However, let's see what our teachers say.

    Cheers!

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    #3

    Re: "no doubt"

    **Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker.**

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    1 There is no doubt that smoking does harm to our health.
    2 It is no doubt that smoking does harm to our health.

    Are two sentences both correct?
    thanks
    They look good to me. I'd drop "It is" from the second sentence but it is just about style.

    And nothing is wrong with "to do harm".

    to+verb(do)+noun. I didn't wanted to do any harm to anyone.
    do(es)+verb. It does harm you.

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    #4

    Re: "no doubt"

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    1 There is no doubt that smoking does harm to our health.
    2 It is no doubt that smoking does harm to our health.

    Are two sentences both correct?
    thanks
    The first is correct, the second is not correct.


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    Re: "no doubt"

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    1 There is no doubt that smoking does harm to our health.
    2 It is no doubt that smoking does harm to our health.

    Are two sentences both correct?
    thanks
    the second would be correct if you say: it is without doubt that....

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    #6

    Re: "no doubt"

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    1 There is no doubt that smoking does harm to our health.
    2 It is no doubt that smoking does harm to our health.

    Are two sentences both correct?
    Aside from correctness, it is hard for me to figure what "It is no doubt" means. Offhand, I would say that it is not an English phrase.


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    Re: "no doubt"

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Aside from correctness, it is hard for me to figure what "It is no doubt" means. Offhand, I would say that it is not an English phrase.

    Maybe, an "of" can make it right;
    It is of no doubt.

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    Re: "no doubt"

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Maybe, an "of" can make it right;
    It is of no doubt.
    You can make it There is no doubt, but that would, of course, make it identical to the first sentence.


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