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We use both words for negations and negative sentences, but often find it difficult to distinguish their differences in how they are used.
No and Not: their differences in how they are used
1. No, has the same use as in Spanish and is used to answer a question with a binary answer. For example:
2. We use the word Not to construct a negative sentence with an auxiliary verb and with the verb ‘to be’. For example:
Remember that from the union of these auxiliary verbs with the word ‘not’ we get the following contractions: He doesn’t, They haven’t, We can’t, She shouldn’t, It won’t, You mightn’t, etc.
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