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How to use NO & NOT in English

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http://www.engvid.com/ In this English grammar lesson, I give you some clear rules you can follow on when to use 'no', and when to use 'not'. After the class, take the free quiz at http://www.engvid.com/how-to-use-no-not-in-english/ Oh, one note: in the lesson, I suggest not using these words in the same sentence. To be clear, they should usually not be used together in the same *clause*.
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Cavid Agayarov (1 month ago)
Thanks 👍
Nada Alassi (4 months ago)
Many thanks, it's a helpful lesson! 👋
Abdullah Bahir (6 months ago)
it's so useful information, thank you James!
yousef M (8 months ago)
LA Viterbo (10 months ago)
What kind of countable noun should i use after the word "no"? Singular or Plural?
Ki Love (11 months ago)
Please do not drawing a snake and worm.
Husham Salam Manji (11 months ago)
bad teacher
Yeslin Joff (1 year ago)
What if I wanna say: this is NOT/NO MY house???? What would I use???
Omar Shaltout (5 months ago)
Tommy Truth (1 year ago)
Soso TV (1 year ago)
thanks mr. james for this useful episode it was easy and clear and it makes the difference between no / not looks so easy .
My arabic channel (1 year ago)
thank you for explaining
Daniel Miranda (1 year ago)
Gracias !!! James, could you explain these examples also? not yet, ,now ,here, there etc. and sometimes I sleep sometimes not.
smiley rani (1 year ago)
hi...its a informative video...can u pls make below sentence negative...there is a programme today in the hall...and pls make make both using is and will be ....forms
Tommy Truth (1 year ago)
There is no program today in the hall. (note spelling of the word "program" in English) There will be no program today in the hall. There is not a program today in the hall. There will not be a program today in the hall.
Learner Learner (1 year ago)
Ari Mohamad Barkhah (1 year ago)
Help me a lot, thanks
Yagya Basnet (2 years ago)
i don't understand because unclear about exception
Vũ Thơ (2 years ago)
Dear Mr James! I dont understand this sentence. Can you explain to me " you have to receive an A..., and no lower than a B+ " why they use "no lower" while "lower" is an adj . Hope you would help me for this. Thank you!
Alex Martinez (2 years ago)
Thanks a lot James.
erva efrahem (2 years ago)
i did not knew about them But you are no bad teacher that s why i can learn i want to say thanks teacher James from Aisha ;)
you are not a bad teacher
Jaime Cardenas (2 years ago)
I can say.... Michel Jordan has no oponents.... is correct also?
Jaime Cardenas (2 years ago)
Ohhhh... I see... thanks
Pauline Crawford (2 years ago)
+Jaime Cardenas Yes, but it sounds strange. It would be part of a strong discussion, for extra stress. M J has many opponents. No, MJ has NO opponents. In general conversation, we probably would politely say "MJ doesnt have any opponents."
ISABEL ANGELICA (2 years ago)
podrias subtitularlo, no se entiende
maria nalbanska (2 years ago)
Calvin ILOKI (2 years ago)
very helpful lesson.thanks a lot. I have no reason for missing subscription
Erik Garcia (2 years ago)
This is a lesson, that help me a lot. Thanks.
Loving Hobby (2 years ago)
If we say "He had not a reason for being late", so this is correct, isn't? Is there difference only in grammar structure or also in the mining of your sentence and mine?
Pauline Crawford (2 years ago)
+Iryna Caro Acosta : He did not have a reason for being late.
Diana Mercado (3 years ago)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that in your "When not to use "no" with any, many, much, or enough", the example to explain "no" with enough is incorrect.  You used "I do not have enough money" "I do no have enough money", but that is actually not showing when not to use no with enough, but when not to use no with a verb. I would say a correct example is "It is not enough" "It is no enough".  Otherwise, if you use the -I do not have enough money- you're only explaining when to use no or not with a verb. Please tell me if what I'm saying is incorrect, I would like to know. 
Are we allowed to say "he didn't have a reason for being late"? Is it incorrect, or does it just have the same meaning?
Tommy Truth (1 year ago)
Same meaning.
Francisco Álvarez (3 years ago)
That was funny and very informative, brother. Thanks.
Larisa Jääskeläinen (3 years ago)
Carlos Espinoza (4 years ago)
Thank you so much professor.
Loan Dương (4 years ago)
I hope two sentences below can help you. instead of: instead of going out, we stayed at home. instead: since we had no sugar, we use honey instead.
Mmo Saga (5 years ago)
I always likd that way of speech better.
sapola mugop (5 years ago)
this is the best way via which every elt must behave
sactemp777 (5 years ago)
so... does .... "we don't have no money" actually mean we do have money? :-O
Kia Mozartoz (5 years ago)
There isn't any cat in a room
inyazserg Sergey Larin (5 years ago)
I hope one day I will have an opportunity to work with you! PS Who should we put the article AN before the word opportunity if the very noun here is uncountable? Why do we have to put articles before uncountable articles?
Narisara Petchrat (5 years ago)
I think don't worry right. :)
TheLaury123456789 (5 years ago)
well, it depends if you're trying to say that there's nothing to worry or if you're trying to relax someone so when you're trying to tell someone that there's nothing to worry about, you can say "no worry, man, no problem" and if you're trying to relax someone is like "I'm fine, dad, don't worry about me" well, I hope that helped you
Viola Lole (5 years ago)
I have a T-shirt written on it ( I am NO angel) should I go to the company and tell them you don't know how to use No & NOt? u should've written ( I am NOT an angel) .
nanotubules (5 years ago)
I believe "there is no cat in a room" adds emphasis to a statement vs. "there isn't a cat a room".
nanotubules (5 years ago)
That sounds perfectly fine to me. Or "I have no cake". Or "this is no house". I believe it adds emphasis to the statement.
Jeeb (5 years ago)
what about this I am no teacher !!! is that right ?
sam jamm (6 years ago)
LOL when he say about antoine in the getho
flance911 (6 years ago)
There is no and not in Russian language. no - дудки not - не I'm not happy - Я не счастлив. I have no questions - У меня дудки вопросов. But there is some nuances also...
Débora Balduino (6 years ago)
Guy you are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cubicle (6 years ago)
i love this guy.
Jason RaRa (6 years ago)
No Worries. Don't worry. "worries" in this case is a noun. "worry" is a verb.
chistmend (6 years ago)
We need to clon this man.
Amr Ahmed (6 years ago)
very good teacher
Sadegh Safari (7 years ago)
why should we say i do like cake??way not i like cake???
Pohity (7 years ago)
@Spydurz comma
mitsubishi777 (7 years ago)
When I was a kid, I also watched Sesame Streets which was not English version but Japanese. For me the TV programs were not fun so much.
HigherPlanes (7 years ago)
But can't you say, "You have not a reason for being late" Sounds Shakespearian
vaironxxrd (7 years ago)
Great Explanations.... Best teacher in Engvid!

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