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    correct sentence

    I have no brothers.
    I have no brother.
    I have no any brothers.
    I have no any brother.
    I have not brothers.
    I have not brother.
    I have not any brothers.
    I have not any brother.

    If anything wrong , would you correct them? Pls.

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    #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I have no brothers.
    I have no brother.
    I have no any brothers.
    I have no any brother.
    I have not brothers.
    I have not brother.
    I have not any brothers.
    I have not any brother.

    If anything wrong , would you correct them? Pls.
    Take a look here
    and here
    (Not a teacher.)
    Last edited by albertino; 31-Aug-2007 at 03:28.

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    Dear Albertino,

    Can U tell me in my sentences, "brothers" and "brother" are used correctly? Thanks.

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    #4

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    It's all right, I got it. TU!

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    #5

    Re: correct sentence

    no= "not a" or "not any"
    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I have no brothers. (not any brothers, there might be more than one, depending on the context)
    I have no brother.(not a single one)
    I have no (any) brothers.(as both "no=not any" and "any" are determiners, you cannot use them at the same time.)
    I have no (any) brother.(ditto)
    I have not brothers.("Any" is used, especially after "have", in questions and negative sentences. So, the correct sentence should be "I have not any brothers. Here, "have" is used as a verb.)
    I have not brother.(ditto)
    I have not any brothers.(ditto)
    I have not any brother.(ditto)

    If anything wrong , would you correct them? Pls.
    P.S. Please note that "no" is an adjective used before a noun while "not" is an adverb modifying a verb. (Not a teacher.)

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    I have read the web you showed me. Thank you very very much!

    One more question, I understand:
    "It's not a big deal" and "It's no big deal" are correct sentences, right?
    "It's not big deal" is also correct?

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    "It's not big deal" is a wrong sentence, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    "It's not big deal" is a wrong sentence, right?
    Since the noun "deal" is a countable noun, you have to add an article before it. So, "It's not a big deal", but "It's no(=not a) big deal." Hope that helps.

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    #9

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    Dear Albertino, Thank u again!!

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