NO and NOT | The Difference between NO and NOT

Learn how to use NO and NOT in English.

Difference between NO and NOT

How to Use NO

  • We use “no” to answer a Yes/ No question.

“Is this a good restaurant?” – No, it isn’t a good restaurant.”

  • We use “no” to agree with a negative statement.

“Jennifer is not going to get any better.” – No. That’s true.”

  • We use “no” before a noun without an article.

There is no general rule without some exception.

  • We use “no” as an adjective preceding a noun without an article.

I’ve got no time to waste.

There are no people I recognize here.

  • We use “no” as an exclamation.

“Do you need any help?” – “No. I’m okay!”

  • We use “no” before a verbal noun (ending in -ing).

No smoking in this area!

No playing in parking area!

How to Use NOT

  • We use “not” before a noun that has an article.

I’m not the only one.

  • We use “not” before any, much, many, or enough.

Not many people showed up.

There’s not much food in the house.

  • We use “not” to make a verb negative.

He does not want to study. 

  • We use “not” as an adverb which is describing a verb.

The motorbike is not very fast.

  • We often use “not” to make an adjective or adverb negative.

“How are you, mate?” — “Not too bad, mate, how’s yourself?”

  • We often use “not” in short replies with a number of verbs.

“Is it ready?” – “I’m afraid not.”
“Will she be there?” – “I hope not.”

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