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Thread: Difference

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    Which one is right to say (with reason)?
    1.I have no car.
    2.I donot have a car.

    1.I have no Knowledge about this topic.
    2.I donot have knowledge about this topic.
    Last edited by nikhilaroratgo; 05-Mar-2009 at 10:09.

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    Re: Difference

    1. I have no car. Non-Standard English
    2. I don't have a car. Standard English

    Placing a negative (e.g., no) before a noun negates the existence of that noun, which is why traditionalists prefer placing the negative word with the verb (e.g., do not, have not, is not), therefore negating the act(ion), not the object.

    The same holds true for the other example sentences you posted.

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