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    • Join Date: Mar 2008
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    #1

    Smile There's not an onion?

    Hi everybody:

    I've seen the negative sentence below in a book and I've not understood it's meaning. Please help me.

    "There's not an onion in the house."

    Does it mean "The number of onions in the house is zero" or "The number of onions in the house is not one and may be two, three, etc"?

    Thanks a lot.


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    Re: There's not an onion?

    Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by eagleflych View Post
    Hi everybody:

    I've seen the negative sentence below in a book and I've not understood it's meaning. Please help me.

    "There's not an onion in the house."

    Does it mean "The number of onions in the house is zero" or "The number of onions in the house is not one and may be two, three, etc"?

    Thanks a lot.
    There are no onions in the house!

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