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    Rewrite these without the use of "no" or "not"

    Hello,

    Im trying to figure out how I can rewrite these sentences without the use of the word "no". Can anybody help? Since they will be part of a technical report I would like to avoid the use of these "ugly" words.

    "To the best of my knowledge, there have been no previous attempts to analyze X...

    "the search is no longer guaranteed to converge toward a global maximum"

    "X concluded that there were no significant loss in accuracy"

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    Re: Rewrite these without the use of "no"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jobs View Post
    Hello,

    Im trying to figure out how I can rewrite these sentences without the use of the word "no". Can anybody help? Since they will be part of a technical report I would like to avoid the use of these "ugly" words.

    "To the best of my knowledge, there have been no previous attempts to analyze X... "...there haven't been any..."

    "the search is no longer guaranteed to converge toward a global maximum" This one is a bit strange.

    "X concluded that there were no significant loss in accuracy"
    "...wasn't any significant loss..."
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    Welcome to the forums.

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    Re: Rewrite these without the use of "no"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jobs View Post
    Hello,

    Im trying to figure out how I can rewrite these sentences without the use of the word "no". Can anybody help? Since they will be part of a technical report I would like to avoid the use of these "ugly" words.

    "To the best of my knowledge, there have been no previous attempts to analyze X...

    "the search is no longer guaranteed to converge toward a global maximum"

    "X concluded that there were no significant loss in accuracy"

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    Jobs
    To the best of my knowledge, there has not been a previous attempt to analyse X....

    OR

    To the best of my knowledge, there haven't been any previous attempts to analyse X....

    The search isn't guaranteed to converge towards a global maximum any more (*One thing cannot converge - surely the search and something else have to converge)

    I haven't been able to come up with an alternative to sentence 3!


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    Re: Rewrite these without the use of "no"

    Thanks for the swift replies!

    I forgot to mention one thing though. They should be rewritten without using any form of "not" or "*n't". It is one of the requirements of the academic text I'm writing. I suppose "cannot" could be acceptable, but preferably they should be completely rewritten. But in these cases, is it possible?

    Sorry.

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    Re: Rewrite these without the use of "no" or "not"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jobs View Post
    Hello,

    Im trying to figure out how I can rewrite these sentences without the use of the word "no". Can anybody help? Since they will be part of a technical report I would like to avoid the use of these "ugly" words.

    "To the best of my knowledge, there have been no previous attempts to analyze X...

    "the search is no longer guaranteed to converge toward a global maximum"

    "X concluded that there were no significant loss in accuracy"

    BR,
    Jobs
    Ah, I see - no use of "no", "not" or "n't" - interesting.

    To the best of my knowledge, this is the first attempt to analyse X.

    Sentence 2 - I have been unable to come up with a version that makes sense.

    X concluded that the level of accuracy was/has been maintained.

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