To deny in English there is not only the typical no . According to the circumstances, you can also be used not . This can be a bit confusing, as there are conditions that indicate when to use one and when to use the other. However, if the rules are studied and understood, the use of no and not should not pose a major problem. What is the difference between No and Not?
|Question answer||When a question is asked and the answer is no, it is used not .||Not, on the other hand , is not normally used to answer these types of questions.|
|No- none / nothing||In the same way, when you want to say none or none, you use no :|
When you say “nothing of …” it is used not also:
|Not , on the other hand, does not apply in this case.|
|Grammar||As for no , it does not apply in these cases.||Not , on the other hand, is used to negate nouns, gerunds, adjectives, adverbs, and infinitives.|
|Verb to be||As for no, it does not apply in these cases.||Not is also used to negate is, am, and are :|
|Deny with auxiliaries||As for no, it does not apply in these cases.||Finally, when denying with an auxiliary (was, do, did, have, would, must) , not is used .|