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    #1

    no, none, not, ...

    No two butterflies have exactly the same design on their wings.

    What is the part of speech of 'No' in this sentence?

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    #2

    Re: no, none, not, ...

    I am not a teacher.

    It's a determiner.

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    #3

    Re: no, none, not, ...

    Why can't 'none' be used here?

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    #4

    Re: no, none, not, ...

    It doesn't work. "No" is an adjective. "None" isn't.

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    #5

    Re: no, none, not, ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    It's a determiner.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It doesn't work. "No" is an adjective. "None" isn't.
    'No' can be a determiner but not an adjective in my dictionary, unless you have a say to help this discussion more.
    Last edited by atabitaraf; 22-May-2015 at 06:15.

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    #6

    Re: no, none, not, ...

    "Determiner" is a subset of adjective.

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    #7

    Re: no, none, not, ...

    No two butterflies have the same wing pattern.
    There are no two butterflies which have the same wing pattern.
    How many butterflies have the same wing pattern? None.
    Do any two butterflies have the same wing pattern? They do not.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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