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    Absolutely no vs absolutely not

    Is it grammatically correct to reply, "absolutely no" or "absolutely not"? Are they both right?

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    Re: Absolutely no vs absolutely not

    Quote Originally Posted by hatgray View Post
    Is it grammatically correct to reply to a question with (no comma here) "Absolutely no" or "Absolutely not"? Are they both right?
    "Absolutely not" is definitely a possible response to a question. I am trying to work out if I can come up with a context in which "Absolutely no" is possible.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Absolutely no vs absolutely not

    Found this

    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...y%20no&f=false

    Question:"Has she done something better than me?"

    Reply: "Absolutely no."

    Is it acceptable?

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    Re: Absolutely no vs absolutely not

    It's not acceptable to me.

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    Re: Absolutely no vs absolutely not

    Quote Originally Posted by hatgray View Post
    Question:"Has she done something better than me?"

    Reply: "Absolutely no."

    Is it acceptable?
    Absolutely not.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Absolutely no vs absolutely not

    "But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one." (Matt 5:37)

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