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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
How many rules were presented in this lesson?

Which do you use to make a verb negative: no or not?

Can you use no and not in the same clause?

Which sentence is correct?

What do you use before an adjective and noun combination?


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213 Comments on “How to use NO & NOT in English”


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5/5

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

I am the first one :)

big thanx (f)

Thursday, May 12th 2011

    thank you for the lesson :)))

    Friday, May 13th 2011

      realy its great lesson,,,BTW crista we both from indonesia…we love ENGVID…

      Tuesday, November 29th 2011

        yeah….. I love it, and downloaded some of the videos :)

        Tuesday, November 29th 2011

      realy..?its good.could i share about english with you cristal?this is my mail.www.mmardianaalfath@yahoo.com

      Wednesday, November 30th 2011

      Thanks……………….
      It’s very good way for development.

      Tuesday, October 30th 2012

    its is really good teach

    Monday, July 25th 2011

    hi thanks

    Sunday, July 28th 2013

Mr. James you are a wonderful teacher only you speak a little big fast.I love your personality when you explain your classes.No and not is confuse but now make sense thank you very much.

Thursday, May 12th 2011

    Same with me. But for you mr. Milagros, you can look the text on his white board. That’s the key word.

    Friday, May 20th 2011

this website is awsome .. I’ve learned so many things here .. thank you so much!

Thursday, May 12th 2011

Hi James. Could you give us some lessons about idioms and slangs?

Thursday, May 12th 2011

big thnxxxxxxxx madam

Thursday, May 12th 2011

Thank you Mr. James for simple and clear explanation.

Thursday, May 12th 2011

mr james , you a funny teacher who Atract his student , thank yuo a teacher

Friday, May 13th 2011

Very helpful. Surprising how much English grammar is “intuitively known” by a native speaker.

Friday, May 13th 2011

hi .james . wonderful teacher

Friday, May 13th 2011

Very well I learned who use no/not

Friday, May 13th 2011

Great !

Friday, May 13th 2011

im very impressive with your lesson, im a beginer to english! you have your own individual way of teaching, i love it…..

Friday, May 13th 2011

    you are right…hes unique..original…a great way of teaching…great!!!!!

    Saturday, May 21st 2011

Dear James,
Thanks a lot for your funny lesson. what I would like to know on this theme: You said that we do not use “not” before an adjective and noun combination. But what if I write like this” John is not a lazy teacher”? Here the adjective “lazy” & noun “teacher” aren’t in a combination form? My second question, said “no/not” aren’t go together in one clause. But look at the following dialog. Fre you crazy

Friday, May 13th 2011

    if it possible to let me answer you this question “John is not lazy” I think that mr.James said that after verbs we have to use “not” and in your sentence the verb is”is” so simply we use “not” . so it would be a good idea for you to watch the lesson again in order to understand it more and more.

    Saturday, May 14th 2011

    There is an article before the adjective-noun combination, so you have to use not.
    Look at the rules again, it is explained.
    But your question was good for me to understand the subject better.

    Tuesday, March 25th 2014

correction for my second question. Fatma,y are you crazy? No, am not a crazy. would u explain me on these issue? thank you so much for your kind help

Friday, May 13th 2011

it is really helpful to me. thank you very much our kindness to us.

Friday, May 13th 2011

thank you for your classes. I want to take a TOEFL exam.Can you help me,please.

Friday, May 13th 2011

Hi James,
Good lesson,
Shall I take like this, whenever we use DO, DID, DOES we should use NOT, is it right or not?

Friday, May 13th 2011

hi great

Saturday, May 14th 2011

thank you sir.can i join you on face book

Saturday, May 14th 2011

this a good sit for me and thanks a lot for open this sit and do the work on this and this a very very good operchunity

Saturday, May 14th 2011

i would be thankful if any one of you refer me a good spoken English book.
thank in advance.

Saturday, May 14th 2011

Mr.James
What is the difference between in and under as a proposition with examples please
Thank you

Have a nice day

Saturday, May 14th 2011

how to download lesson?

Saturday, May 14th 2011

    It is not possible at this time. YouTube doesn’t allow it.

    Sunday, May 15th 2011

Very useful explanation:)
I love english:)

Sunday, May 15th 2011

thank you a lot my funy teacher

Sunday, May 15th 2011

i think mr.james is very good in english doing a very good job but the only thing i felt he has learnt by his own & he is used to that language but if a person whose mothertongue is not english will find it very difficult to learn so i think some more study on how a person will quickly grasp the technique of using english should be done.

Sunday, May 15th 2011

2/5 huhuhu

Sunday, May 15th 2011

Thank you a lot

Monday, May 16th 2011

thanks
but I can’t see the quiz

Monday, May 16th 2011

thanks

Monday, May 16th 2011

where is the quiz I can’t see it

Monday, May 16th 2011

Thanks, teacher good lesson

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

Yeah,yeah…
I have 5/5 correct answer for that quizs.I like this and i like this website very much.
Thanks for funny teacher! James.

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

I teach ESL and the simple past vs. present perfect was kind of difficult for my students to understand I’ll show your class cause i think you explain it better….TAHNK YOU!!

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

Thank you James for the lesson No/Not I always getconfuse but now I understand better.

Now, could you please explain when use I or I’m
THANK YOU!

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

thanks for all

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

thanx
engvid

Thursday, May 19th 2011

    hi…..jassi , if you don’t mind we can have a conversation to improve our speaking skill. i like to speak with indian subcontinent people bcz of easy to understand. wht do u think?

    Friday, April 26th 2013

thanks alot

Thursday, May 19th 2011

now i understand

Thursday, May 19th 2011

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooow

Friday, May 20th 2011

i like syl and me

Friday, May 20th 2011

Thank you for lesson

Friday, May 20th 2011

Thank a lot.your lession very good.it’s help me practice to listen and speak english.

Friday, May 20th 2011

how can i download this

Friday, May 20th 2011

    You can’t!

    Saturday, May 21st 2011

thank you james :)

Saturday, May 21st 2011

hey i have been watching your videos…really funny and very very good ones..i’ve learned a lot with u…thanksssss

Saturday, May 21st 2011

Excellent explanation!
Hugs from brazil!

Saturday, May 21st 2011

Thanks James. I am a brazilian student and I am beginner! Your lesson is easy and I really appreciate because I could understand almost all explanation. You teach with good examples and fun! Thanks!

Saturday, May 21st 2011

nice

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

I do not have problems with the speed of your lecture ,but Why are you moving around all the time?

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

Good Afternoon for all!
Mr. James and Mr E and Sil are pretty good!
Mr James, could you speak a little bit slow? Sometimes you speak very fast. You are incredible teacher. I hope one day a became like you. Thank you.

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

oops!james your lessons are just amazing!!!!!!!!111

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

Excelent It’s so clear, and you have a great technique to teach

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

hahaha good teacher

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

Hello James. I enjoyed the lesson.
Can you explain the difference between buy and purchase? I’ll appreciate it.

Monday, May 23rd 2011

Hello James,
my name is Daniel and I’m studying political science and internacial relations, I found your site through youtube and I mean that in 30 years i have, you are the best English teacher I’ve seen. Thank you and god bless you

Monday, May 23rd 2011

thanks alot you are the best

Monday, May 23rd 2011

greaty oh!

Monday, May 23rd 2011

thanks lot teachers for everything

Tuesday, May 24th 2011

thanks!

Tuesday, May 24th 2011

Hello James,
Thanks for awesome lecture and made your mind clear ……. I have a question, u said in lecture that use NO with the combination of adj and noun.So is it right way to use………. They are not good people…………..Please reply soon

Wednesday, May 25th 2011

    oh bad! sir James do not reply to your question… but i think your sentence is correct.

    Friday, June 3rd 2011

      But there was the combination of adj and noun…………………

      Sunday, June 5th 2011

        yap…but good only modifies people and it is positive… but, it might be wrong if you use bad as modifier to people… then you use not bcoz it becomes double negative… like, “they are not bad people” bcoz it means they are quit good people.

        Friday, June 10th 2011

Sorry James….. Made our minds clear instead of your mind………. Sorryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Wednesday, May 25th 2011

thank you very much sir and maam to add more knowledge about english……..

Thursday, May 26th 2011

thank you mr james

Sunday, May 29th 2011

thanks a lot your style is amazing but you speak quite fast to be understood for beginner students.

Monday, May 30th 2011

Thanks a lot

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

This is the good lesson,but I wonder James said that ” No don’t use with much/any/many/enough” but he give example for yes/no question is “no, I don’t like any cake” is it different?

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

    yes, bcoz what i understood is the “no” from that sentence is a dependent clause from the independent clause I don’t like any cake. what sir James used is “not” from the word “don’t” means do not. you can write that sentence in this way “No! I do not like any cake.”.

    Saturday, June 11th 2011

      ahhh! now i can understand, thank you very much totong. ^_^

      Sunday, June 12th 2011

        your welcome,,,, I’m glad to help, because even me I need help also to improve my English. So, I hope that we help each other to improve our English…. I’m glad to see you here in EngVid.com….

        Tuesday, June 14th 2011

          Nice to meet you, this is my nick in yahoo “huongtu_y4″ if you want we can chat together to improve speaking skill. and help each other to improve our English.

          Tuesday, June 14th 2011

          thanks, my account also is vinz_2o@yahoo.com… see you there…

          Wednesday, June 15th 2011

Thank you very much for this lesson .I do not think there is difference between no and not

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

ha!ha!ha!ha! I got the quiz! Anyway, your video help to to answer my assignment…Thanks….

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

ha!ha!ha!ha! I got the quiz! Anyway, your video help me to answer my assignment…Thanks….

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

thank you for this very funny and useful lesson

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

thanks

Monday, June 6th 2011

thank you so much for this lesson

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

can you also say,” you have no reason for being late?” instead of had.

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

yeah,finally i got a perfect score to ur lessons james.

thanks.

Monday, June 20th 2011

this website is awsome .. I’ve learned so many things here .. thank you so much!

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

sometimes I confused “no” and “not”,
now I became to know about this.
thanks a lot

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

Thank you I have 4 answers good i am happy

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

james is acting like a kid

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

your so funny james and helpful thankyou

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

Good Job!

Friday, June 24th 2011

thx,, you are funny teacher james :D

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

thank you

Friday, July 1st 2011

Thanks so much ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

Friday, July 1st 2011

Many thanks !!!

Monday, July 4th 2011

thanks alot from your best site i love it alot and i always learn lots of thing from your site

Sunday, July 10th 2011

i need some informatoin a bout ielts writing and listening parts

Sunday, July 10th 2011

^^, good job guy ! it;s very funny ^^. thank you !

Saturday, July 16th 2011

thanks bro

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

if we talking about nor what wolud you say ?

Thursday, July 21st 2011

v. nice

Friday, July 22nd 2011

so u really good teacher.

Monday, July 25th 2011

you are really good teacher james…I got perfect score..Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

This lesson was very useful to me. Thank you! I´m glad because I understood almost everything you said!You usually talk too fast! But you´re really good!

Thursday, July 28th 2011

I really like mr.E and Syl. James, you made my day. Thank you. No, really! You are the best!

Friday, July 29th 2011

Thank you mr.James =)

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

great lesson mr.james thank you a lot

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

thanks a lot

Friday, August 12th 2011

thank u funny lesson…. study with fun and enjoy urself… i have learned more and more thanks

Sunday, September 4th 2011

I’m afraid quiz is broken

Monday, September 5th 2011

    You’ll need to use a modern browser like Chrome, Opera, Safari, or Firefox 4+.

    Wednesday, September 7th 2011

thanks, James. You are very humourous. I love your lessons. Regarding this lesson, I have a question. Why to say ” no good” instead of “not good”?

Saturday, September 10th 2011

5 out of 5)))
I think will be better if you give much more questions for our practice))Thanks anyway))

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

thanks sir

Friday, September 30th 2011

Thank you so much. You are a wonderful teacher. ^^

Saturday, October 1st 2011

tnx.

Saturday, October 8th 2011

I like this lesson. So i urdenstand what he tought.

Saturday, October 8th 2011

in same time,
1.learn to listen little fast talking
2.no/not

thank you very much.

Monday, October 17th 2011

can you talk slowly please?

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

thanks forall techar

Thursday, October 20th 2011

Thank you very much ^_^

Friday, October 21st 2011

Thanks James! You are my favorite teacher!

Saturday, October 22nd 2011

Mr. James thank you very much

Sunday, October 30th 2011

Mr. James you are a wonderful teacher only you speak a little big fast.I love your personality when you explain your classes.No and not is confuse but now make sense thank you very much.

Sunday, October 30th 2011

Hello, James how are you?
I really appreciate your teaching system

Saturday, November 5th 2011

it was too fast in several moments

Thursday, November 17th 2011

Thanks, James

Friday, November 18th 2011

thank you very much

Thursday, November 24th 2011

Thanks, James
No i’ll hang around,NOT…HEHE

Sunday, December 4th 2011

Very useful lesson.Thank you very much.

Monday, December 5th 2011

Is it correct to say : I play no challenging sports?

Friday, December 23rd 2011

thanks Mr.james ..

Thursday, January 19th 2012

very interest lesson , and i have no other word except thanks .. ( is that true ) Mr. James??

Thursday, January 19th 2012

THANK A LOT

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

I have had this confusion for long time, thanks to Mr James I have no doubt about. I will follow the tutorials on the website they are extremaly useful.

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

Hello James, I’d like to know wich of these sentences is better:
-I do not have money
-I have no money
Both seem corret to me.

Friday, February 24th 2012

very nice.

Sunday, February 26th 2012

Thank you a lot!

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

I am very happy because my score was 5/5. The teacher is great.
Thanks.

Tuesday, March 27th 2012

This is a great website and I like James’s lessons very much

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

awesome……..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 28th 2012

Very interesting lesson. thanks a lot!

Monday, April 30th 2012

James !

Thanks for your teaching

Saturday, May 12th 2012

James !

Thanks !

Saturday, May 12th 2012

It was perfect.

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

Thank you very much.

Thursday, June 14th 2012

thank you so much sir .. ^_^

Tuesday, June 26th 2012

Thank you sir

Monday, July 2nd 2012

Thanks teacher!.. from Chile! :)

Saturday, July 7th 2012

thanks for teaching me..^^

Wednesday, July 25th 2012

I was asked this question, but I didn’t know how to answer. Like you said, even native speakers they don’t even give me a clear answer. Luckily, I caught your lesson. Thank you so much.

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

That´s very nice explanation!! thank you!

Friday, August 10th 2012

5/5 great lesson,thanks.

Saturday, September 1st 2012

Open O sesame !

Saturday, September 1st 2012

Thanks, Mr. James. It’s really interesting

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

you’re really funny

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

excellent sir james , i have impressed very much from you, i had been searching this topic on internet from many days but i didn’t find any thing in detail but at last i got it thank you MR james

Thursday, September 13th 2012

as you have told us that for any/many/enough/much we have to use not but what about “MORE”

Friday, September 14th 2012

mr. james tell me please “there is no cat in a room” or “there is not a cat in a room” both sentences have same meaning or not

Friday, September 14th 2012

“this is not a chair” and “this is no chair” have same meaning
because you said “not” is used before noun with article

Friday, September 14th 2012

“this is not a chair” and “this is no chair” have same meaning???????
because you said “not” is used before noun with article

Friday, September 14th 2012

    hi…sakhee…… i also have the same problem dude…….

    Friday, April 26th 2013

You are an interesting person, James, and the way you teach is great!!!

Friday, September 21st 2012

Hi James, thanks a lot! i have a question, please could you make a lesson about the Phrasal Verb?

Friday, September 21st 2012

5/5 got it wellllll… Thanksss a lott

Monday, September 24th 2012

Thank’s was a very interesting class I learn some new.

Tuesday, September 25th 2012


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ahhh!! now i understand it ?!? please could u make a lesson about SVC pattern and contextual clues?!?

thanks alot again mr. James

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Thanks a lot Mr.James :D

Thursday, October 18th 2012

So interesting this lesson, a lot of thanks.

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Thank you very much.

Monday, November 19th 2012

Rule #8. http://www.EngVid.com
Most valuable I learn this time.

Wednesday, December 26th 2012

:D Yaaaaaaaaaaaay ! 5/5 !! great !

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

I love it… it helped me so much…. thanks a million…

Friday, January 4th 2013

Thank you Mr. James

Tuesday, January 15th 2013

i did my best wow i got first…

Thursday, January 17th 2013

sir you are really very funny. i like you sir

Thursday, January 17th 2013

The instructor seems to be very comfortable during the class. The lesson and the rules are easy to retain. The visual supports used to convey various rules to the learners are very relevant to me. As an English learner, this is a class could attend without hesitation.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

great teacher *_*

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

i could not use my email, beacuuse it have some problem,

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

I enjoyed so much the lesson of James on the difference between No and Not.

By the way, would you recommend me a video course on British English phonetics for sale.

Thank you very much.

Angelino

Friday, March 8th 2013

i wanna know the differences between them today but i could not get the lesson and i dont know why please help me i really need it it is a matter of life or death :(

Sunday, March 10th 2013

ask your mama no is a right answer :( jajjaa

thanks for your time teacher

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

this is not the point which i wanted i just want the deference between : I do not have idea and I have no
idea

Saturday, April 27th 2013

hi….james sir……
thanks a lot sir….if you don’t mind,could you explain the different of ” there are no people in the school, there are not people in the school”? sir i have asked this question with number of people but i could not have the meaningful answer therefor i’m looking forward to your answer james………..plz…..plz………reply to my question…………

Thursday, May 9th 2013

James, maybe you could enrich this lesson by explaining how we should use ‘none’ properly, huh? thanks in advance ;) PS> I love your lesson with the Bale’s outburst on the set of “Terminator”, btw, you should do the same on the (bad) language from “Full Metal Jacket”…

Wednesday, May 15th 2013

It was really a useful lesson like no anybody can do it. Thank you teacher you are not only a good teacher but and a amazing guy . Greetings from Athens.

Friday, May 24th 2013

James much respect to you! I have bin through many English classes, but after 10 min. I could not keep my attention on the lesson….with one word…BORING. You got special gift of how to make the students entertain the whole time and still come back for more :-). As I started to teach English now in Europe I would greatly appreciate some of your teaching tips. Perhaps you can start the “learning teaching” classes yehhhhh! :-)

Monday, May 27th 2013

5/5 thanks for the lesson.

Wednesday, May 29th 2013

thnxxxxx alot…. :)

Sunday, June 9th 2013

5/5 thanks james

Monday, July 1st 2013

5/5 It’s realy good !

Thursday, September 12th 2013

thank you sir……..

Tuesday, September 24th 2013

I liked it very much, but I think that your examples about using not before articles preceding nouns and before “many/any/enough” are all examples of the third rule: using “not” to form a negative sentence, to make verbs negatives: “It IS NOT a house”, “I DO NOT HAVE enough time”. I don’t think that the use of NOT here has any relation with the article or the word “enough”. And regarding “enough/many/any”, for me, they are all ADVERBS and not ADJECTIVES…

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

5 correct out 5
Thank you,James.

Friday, November 8th 2013

I got ur points very well and I got 100 % IN THE QUIZ…Thanks! Mr. James

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Thanks Mr. James, your lesson was funny, because of your personality, I hope learn more with yours classes, thanks again from Argentina.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thanks Mr. JAmes. Excellent.

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

5/5 thanks…

Thursday, February 27th 2014

Hi James,
thanks a lot for your exellent lesson
take care

Sunday, March 23rd 2014

Thanks James, your way of making students understand is very good. I like it. Thanks again :)

Saturday, March 29th 2014

“Long time no see” is really used by native speakers? it sounds very strange to me. If I meet a friend who I haven’t seen for a long time, how should I say?

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014
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