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    #1

    Question NO/NOT

    Hello,

    Would you like to come with me or NO, NOT? Which one is correct in this case?

    Thanks a lot
    W

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    Re: NO/NOT

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    Would you like to come with me or NO, NOT? Which one is correct in this case?

    Thanks a lot
    W
    Not.

    Shall we go to the cinema or not?
    Do you want to go out for dinner or not?
    Would you like pizza for dinner or not?

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    Re: NO/NOT

    Emsr is correct, but something from my childhood has been tickling the back of my brain.

    I tracked it down to a song I learnt all those years ago:

    A frog he would a-wooing go,
    Heigh ho! says Rowley,
    A frog he would a-wooing go,
    Whether his mother would let him or no.
    With a Rowley,
    powley, gammon, and spinach,
    Heigh ho! says Anthony Rowley.
    However, this is non-standard and the writer had to find a rhyme for go.

    So stick with not, Will.

    Rover

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