I had a birthday party but no cakes
I had a birthday party but no cake
which one is correct?
does the first one mean not any cakes: no chocolate, or strawberry, or vanilla..etc
does the second one mean not even one cake was there.
are both ok?
 I had a birthday party but no cakes. <zero cakes>
=> Meaning, there weren't any cakes at the party.
 I had a birthday party but no cake. <zero cake>
=> Meaning #1, there wasn't a cake at the party.
=> Meaning #2, there was a cake at the party, but I didn't eat any of it.
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