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    #1

    Question No and Not

    I have no money.
    I have not money.
    What is the difference?

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    Re: No and Not

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    I have no money.
    I have not money.
    What is the difference?
    The second is incorrect. We say:
    I haven't/have not got any money.
    I don't/do not have any money.

    Some people say: I haven't any money.

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    Re: No and Not

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    I have no money.
    I have not money.
    What is the difference?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I have no money.

    (2) I do not have any money.

    Some people feel that (1) is more emphatic (stronger):

    Martha: Would you like to join us? We're going to a concert tomorrow.

    Tom: I can't.

    Martha: Why not?

    Tom: I do not have any money. Times are hard. Every penny goes for

    food and rent.

    Martha: C'mon! You surely must have enough money for a concert ticket.

    Tom: I told you that I have no money! Believe me!

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