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    The usage of "no".

    I wonder whether we can say: There is no man or There are no men.
    I want to ask: no+plural word or no+single word when "no" is a preposition?
    Thanks a lot.


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    Re: The usage of "no".

    'no' is not a preposition. It is an adjective.
    As such, both 'No man here is more qualified than he when..."
    and
    "No men were present at the lecture on "Knitting Through the Ages".

    are correct.

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    Re: The usage of "no".

    Quote Originally Posted by GarçonSolitaire View Post
    I wonder whether we can say: There is no man or There are no men.
    I want to ask: no+plural word or no+single word when "no" is a preposition?
    Thanks a lot.
    Hi, Solitaire.
    Welcome to the forum.

    I think your question might be....let's say...


    "There is no man in the theatre."
    "There are no men in the theatre."
    Are these sentences correct?


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    Re: The usage of "no".

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hi, Solitaire.
    Welcome to the forum.

    I think your question might be....let's say...


    "There is no man in the theatre."
    "There are no men in the theatre."
    Are these sentences correct?

    'There is no one in the theatre?'
    Do you mean"There are many women in the theatre."?
    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    Re: The usage of "no".

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    'There is no one in the theatre?'
    Do you mean"There are many women in the theatre."?
    Regards,
    rj1948.
    In those examples above....yes!

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    Re: The usage of "no".

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    In those examples above....yes!
    Very smart ,tzfujimino!
    Regards,
    rj1948.

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