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    #1

    He is not a

    He is not a film buff like me.
    He don't have a film buff like me.

    Do both the sentences convey the same meaning?

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    #2

    Re: He is not a

    #2 is incorrect. Use #1.

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    #3

    Re: He is not a

    Why 2nd one is incorrect? I understand that 2nd one convey that he is not interested in seeing movie. So I want to understand why it is incorrect.
    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: He is not a

    As well as not making sense, #2 is ungrammatical.

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    #5

    Re: He is not a

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Why 2nd one is incorrect?
    First, do you understand the difference between the verbs 'to be' and 'to have'?
    Do you see the difference between the following?:
    "I am not a teacher."
    "I don't have a teacher."

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    #6

    Re: He is not a

    I think #2 would be correct if it was written as 'He doesn't have an interest in films like me', but I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: He is not a

    The "like me" makes the sentence ambiguous. One can't tell if you like films or not.

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    #8

    Re: He is not a

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Why 2nd one is incorrect?
    This should be 'Why is the second one incorrect?'

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    #9

    Re: He is not a

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    First, do you understand the difference between the verbs 'to be' and 'to have'?
    Do you see the difference between the following?:
    "I am not a teacher."
    "I don't have a teacher."
    Just to understand bit better my doubt is:
    Teacher is a person and buff is a human nature. Like I can say- He don't have this quality.
    Last edited by suniljain; 30-Jun-2015 at 10:15.

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    #10

    Re: He is not a

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Teacher is a person and bluff is a human nature.
    I think both teachers and buffs are people, but I am not a teacher.

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