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    Is it correct?

    Hello there,
    Would you please tell me if the following sentence is correct? Thank you.
    There are not students in the classroom.

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by lisa666 View Post
    Hello there,
    Would you please tell me if the following sentence is correct? Thank you.
    There are not students in the classroom.
    The word 'students' is a noun, so use 'no' to modify it. The word 'not' is an adverb. Use it to modify a verb, like this, "There aren't any students in the classroom."

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Both not and no are adverbs.
    To use either consider:
    There are no students.....
    There are not any students.....

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Both not and no are adverbs.
    To use either consider:
    There are no students.....
    There are not any students.....
    "No" is an adverb in "there are no students"?

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    "No" is an adverb in "there are no students"?
    Yup, I'm confused! "Students" is noun, isn't it? So, an adverb can modify a noun???

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by baonguyen84 View Post
    Yup, I'm confused! "Students" is noun, isn't it? So, an adverb can modify a noun???
    From your dictionary you should find the use of no as an adverb and then no as an adjective.

    In my original post I should have said more - but no can also be an adjective.
    The examples I gave were of how to use both in the sentence under question.
    Mea culpa.

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