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Hello:

Is this sentence wrong..."I have no dog"? if so, why is it wrong? Or do you have to say..."I don´t have a dog"?

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Hello:

Is this sentence wrong..."I have no dog"? if so, why is it wrong? Or do you have to say..."I don´t have a dog"?

Thank you.

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It is ungrammatical; how can you have something you do not have? I do not (don't) have a dog is correct; you do not have what you do not have.

I have a dog.
I have the dog.
I have one dog.
I do not have any dogs.
I have never had a dog.
 

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Hello:

Is this sentence wrong..."I have no dog"? if so, why is it wrong? Or do you have to say..."I don´t have a dog"?

Thank you.

The Alien!

You could say "I have no dog" - it is a colloquial form that is often used.

I have no cat
I have no boyfriend
I have no money
 

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Oh no...i always thought it was a correct way to say that!!

By the way...I have a related question. The differences between

I'm running out of sth...
I'm out of sth...
I'm without sth...

are they interchangeable?
 

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Oh no...i always thought it was a correct way to say that!!

By the way...I have a related question. The differences between

I'm running out of sth...I have nearly finished something [flour/milk/butter/patience]
I'm out of sth... I have completely used up something and have none left
I'm without sth... I do not have something

are they interchangeable?

Not interchangeable as indicated.
 

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Thanks Anglika.
 

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Hello:

Is this sentence wrong..."I have no dog"? if so, why is it wrong? Or do you have to say..."I don´t have a dog"?

Thank you.

The Alien!
You may say either. The first is more British in usage, the second is more American. Both are correct. You could say either anytime and anywhere.
 
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