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Know vs No


Know vs No. You should know that “know” is not spelled “no”. You should also know that no more errors will be present in your writing with ErrNET copyediting!

Know is a verb that means to be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information; have developed a relationship with (someone) through meeting and spending time with them; be familiar or friendly with.

No as a determiner is not any; used to indicate that something is quite the opposite of what is being specified.
No as an exclamation is used to give a negative response.
No as an adverb is not at all; to no extent.
No as a noun is a negative answer or decision, as in voting.

Know and no are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These words are commonly misused in English writing. You know that ErrNET proofreading technology will prevent this error, and thousands of others, from occurring in your writing, so why aren’t you using it?

Know sentence examples:

I know my son better than he knows himself.

Be in the know so you won’t miss out on all of the latest technology.

I know the alphabet but I just have a difficult time saying it backward.

For your personal safety, it’s better if you don’t know anything about what I do for a living.

Kathryn would be much more attractive if she weren’t such a know-it-all.

No sentence examples:

How many times do I have to tell you no?

She will likely say no to your request but we shall see.

No, you cannot borrow my car this weekend,” said the father to his daughter.

If you know my answer will still be no, then why are you asking again?

Are you up for going camping this weekend, yes or no?


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