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    Smile grammar explanation please

    What is the difference between these two expressions:

    It needs no pilot.

    It doesn't need a pilot

    I would like to know a grammatical explanation, when do you use the first and when the second one. I understand there i s no difference in meaning, but I would like to know why one or the other.
    Thank you very much.

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    Re: grammar explanation please

    The first could be used to add greater emphasis on the fact- in speech, you could stress 'no' to do this.

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