No vs. Never — What's the Difference?
Difference Between No and Never
There is no excuse
No two plants are alike
Not ever; on no occasion; at no time
He had never been there before. You never can be sure.
Used to give a negative response
‘Is anything wrong?’ ‘No.’
Not at all; in no way; absolutely not
Never fear. That will never do.
Not at all; to no extent
They were no more able to perform the task than I was
At no time; on no occasion; in no circumstance.
I finally finished, and I never want to do that again.
I repeated the test a hundred times, and never saw a positive result.
I will never tell.
I'll no be a minute
Not at any other time; not on any other occasion; not previously.
Variant spelling of Noh
(colloquial) Negative particle (used to negate verbs in the simple past tense; also used absolutely).
The police say I stole the car, but I never did it.
You said you were going to mow the lawn today. – I never!
I never saw him today.
Variant of Noh.
A statement of defiance
A negative response; a denial or refusal
The proposal produced only noes.
Not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past, present, or future.
Death still draws nearer, never seeming near.
A negative vote or voter.
In no degree; not in the least; not.
Whosoever has a friend to guide him, may carry his eyes in another man's head, and yet see never the worse.
And he answered him to never a word.
Used to express refusal, denial, disbelief, emphasis, or disagreement
No, I'm not going. No, you're wrong.
Not ever; at no time in the past or future;
I have never been to China
I shall never forget this day
Had never seen a circus
Never on Sunday
I will never marry you!
Not at all; not by any degree. Often used with the comparative
Not at all; certainly not; not in any circumstances;
Bringing up children is never easy
That will never do
What is morally wrong can never be politically right
Whether or no.
(Informal) Used to indicate agreement with a preceding statement, especially when followed by a stronger judgment supporting that statement
"The car is getting old." "No, I know. It must be 10 years old by now.".
Used to express strong refusal, doubt, or disbelief.
Not any; not one; not a
No cookies are left.
Not at all; not close to being
He is no child.
Got there in no time flat. See Usage Note at nor1.
There is no water left.
No hot dogs were sold yesterday.
No phones were at the store.
No two people are the same..
There was no score at the end of the first period. (The score was 0-0.)
We'll be finished in no time at all.
Fifty pounds for this is no money, really.
Not any possibility or allowance of (doing something).
There's no stopping her once she gets going.
Not (a); not properly, not really; not fully.
My mother's no fool.
Working nine to five every day is no life.
(with following adjective) not, not at all
More and less, and idiomatically before other comparatives.}}
It is a less physical kind of torture, but no less gruesome.
You’re no better than a common thief.
Look no further than one's nose
This is no different from what we've been doing all along.
(informal) Used idiomatically before certain other adjectives.
This thing is no good.
The teacher’s decision was no fair.
I just want to find out whether she's coming or no.
Not, does not, do not, etc.
A negating expression; an answer that shows disagreement, denial, refusal, or disapproval
A vote not in favor, or opposing a proposition
The workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and two "nos".
Not any; not one; none; as, yes, we have no bananas; - often used as a quantifier.
Let there be no strife . . . between me and thee.
That goodness is no name, and happiness no dream.
Nay; not; not at all; not in any respect or degree; - a word expressing negation, denial, or refusal. Before or after another negative, no is emphatic.
We do no otherwise than we are willed.
I am perplx'd and doubtful whether or noI dare accept this your congratulation.
There is none righteous, no, not one.
No! Nay, Heaven forbid.
A refusal by use of the word no; a denial.
A negative vote; one who votes in the negative; as, to call for the ayes and noes; the noes have it.
His no was loud and clear
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Quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of;
We have no bananas
No eggs left and no money to buy any
Have you no decency?
Did it with no help
I'll get you there in no time
Have some milk
Some roses were still blooming
Having some friends over
Referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present;
He was no heavier than a child
Not in any degree or manner; not at all;
He is no better today
Used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement;
No, you are wrong