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    Question No and Not

    Hello, i could not differenciate not and no.. could someone explain to me about the usage of no and not, please?


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    -kahhong


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    Re: No and Not

    "No" is a negative response, simply the opposite of yes (generally). If someone were to ask if you wanted something to drink, "no" would indicate that you didn't want a drink. If you were to reply "yes", then it indicates that you do want a drink.

    It can be used in other ways, however. For example, if a parent wished to punish a child for bad behaviour, they might tell them "No more sweets", which means that the child isn't allowed any sweets. If a cinema had sold all their popcorn, they would tell customers "There is no popcorn left".

    "Not" has a similar meaning to "no" but they are used in very different ways. "Not" refers to the past. If something is not complete, for example homework, then it has not been completed. It is used to say that something hasn't happened. For example:

    "I have not driven a car recently."
    "I have not eaten a lot today."

    In both of those examples, if the word "not" were to be missed out, the sentences would mean that I have driven a car recently, and I did eat a lot today.

    It's difficult to describe what "not" means without actually using it in the explanation, so I hope you understand.

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    Re: No and Not

    No is an adjective. It comes before noun. Eg. No Book
    Not is an adverb. Eg. I do not want to go.
    No becomes non if it describe about adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong
    Hello, i could not differenciate not and no.. could someone explain to me about the usage of no and not, please?
    Warmest Regards,
    -kahhong

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    #4

    Re: No and Not

    Thank~! yah


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    Re: No and Not

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan
    No is an adjective. It comes before noun. Eg. No Book
    Not is an adverb. Eg. I do not want to go.
    No becomes non if it describe about adjective
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    Non is prefix,ex:

    These companys are non-profit organizations.

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