When do you use NO and when do you use NOT in English? We’ll help you understand the difference in this episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.
Voice message from Veronica from Ibi, Alicante
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Pilar Martinez from France
I have a question, please:
In the two following sentences:
“Mr Thomas was to come for lunch last Monday” and ” We are to follow the signposts to Guildford”
I don’t understand the use of verb to be…I don’t see the meaning.
What time (tense?) is it?
Thanks in advance, Pilar
Voice message from Quique from Valencia
answer to meX (answer (for) me)
1. It’s stuffy in here. Shall I open the window?
a) do (correct answer)
b) it is
d) you shall (pronunciation of ‘shall’)
Why isn’t the correct answer…..
‘Do’ can be used for emphasis: Please do come on time.
2. No biscuits before dinner (pronunciation of ‘biscuits’)
Not suitable for children under 15
No answers a ‘Yes’ or ‘no’ question – Would you like some more chocolate cake? – No thanks, I’m full.
No goes before a noun that has no article – No biscuits before dinner. I’ve no idea where your keys are.
No can be used before a noun that is preceded by an adjective – We have no bad reviews on iTunes (Apple Podcasts)
But not with ANY, MUCH, MANY or ENOUGH (There isn’t enough sugar in this coffee)
Not goes before a noun that has an article – The poor salary is not the reason for me leaving.
Not precedes any, much, many, or enough. – Not many podcasts have listeners as nice as ours.
Not makes a verb negative. – I don’t want to work this afternoon. / Pepito’s not coming to class today.
I have no money. = I don’t have (any) money.
She had no friend to turn to. = She didn’t have a/any friend to turn to.
They’ll confide in nobody. = They won’t confide in anybody.
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