May 122012
 

1. not … any:

Ex: I haven’t got any money.

–     Have you got any money?

–     Haven’t you got any money?

“not … any” is used in negative sentence or interrogative sentence.

Notice: any + N count/uncount

 

2. no:

not … any = no

Ex: I haven’t got any money.

=   I have got no money.

Notice: no + N count/uncount

 

Exericse: Use “not…any” and “no” to write the following sentences without changing their meanings:

1. I don’t have any money now.

2. John doesn’t have any money now.

3. I didn’t have any money yesterday.

4. There isn’t any apple on the table now.

5. There aren’t any apples on the table now.

6. I have no pen now.

7. John has no pen now.

8. I had no pen yesterday.

9. There is no pen on the table now.

10. There are no pens on the table now.

Solution:

1. I have no money now.

2. John has no money now.

3. I had no money yesterday.

4. There is no apple on the table now.

5. There are no apples on the table now.

6. I don’t have any pen now.

7. John doesn’t have any pen now.

8. I didn’t have any pen yesterday.

9. There isn’t any pen on the table now.

10. There aren’t any pens on the table now.

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