LINGUIST List 29.3889

Tue Oct 09 2018

Qs: How to use ''no'' and ''not''

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Sep-2018
From: yoshiki Ito <>
Subject: How to use ''no'' and ''not''
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I am writing to ask about how to use ''no''
and ''not''.

How do you distinguish following sentences?

(1) a. I don’t have any money.
b. I have no money.

(2) a. I don’t have any sister.
b. I have no sister.

(3) a. Nobody spoke a word.
b. Everybody did not speak a word.

(4) a. He is no taller than me.
b. He is not taller than me.

Thank you for your help in advance.

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

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