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    Question There's no longer any need to wait for a change of season

    Is the sentence in bold correct grammatically? I mean can we use "no" and "any" together?

    There's no longer any need
    to wait for a change of season (for example, from autumn to winter) to see a new collection of clothes, because fashion retailers are introducing new lines of clothing on a monthly, or even weekly, basis.

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    Re: There's no longer any need to wait for a change of season

    Yes, that is common.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: There's no longer any need to wait for a change of season

    Is this sentence OK too? I've learned that we can only use "no" alone in a sentence or " not any"

    There's not any need to wait for a change of season (for example, from autumn to winter) to see a new collection of clothes.

    If we remove "no longer", will it still make sense? I think it won't.
    There's any need to wait for a change of season (for example, from autumn to winter) to see a new collection of clothes
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    Re: There's no longer any need to wait for a change of season

    The sentence is fine as you have written it. I would remove "(for example, from autumn to winter) as it is not necessary.

    There's not any need to wait for a change of season to see a new collection of clothes.

    You could replace "not any" with "no" if you want to.

    There's no need to wait for a change of season to see a new collection of clothes.
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