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‘Are you still working at the clinic?’ ‘No, I work at the hospital now.’
‘Haven’t we met before?’ ‘No, I don’t think so.’
‘Do you want another cup of coffee?’ ‘No, thanks. I’ve had enough.’
I’m sorry, but I’ll have to say no this time.
For the last time, the answer is no!
‘You’re always blaming me whenever something goes wrong.’ ‘No, I’m not.’
‘Kate is Dave’s sister.’ ‘No, she’s not – they’re cousins.’
‘Don’t forget to make the reservation’. ‘No, I won’t’.
‘We’re not as young as we used to be’. ‘No, we’re certainly not’.
‘He drank five pints of beer in an hour.’ ‘No! Really?’
She had completely ignored the ‘No Entry’ sign.
There’s no saying what they might be capable of achieving.
There’s no telling how much she overheard.
You’re coming to the wedding. I won’t take no for an answer.
They were so keen for me to join their party, they just wouldn’t take no for an answer.
a polite way of saying no
used when saying no without being definite
used when you think that you know something but are not completely sure
used for emphasizing that your answer to a question or request is definitely no
used to say no when you think an idea is stupid or insulting
used when politely saying no to something that someone has offered you
an informal and very definite way of saying no
an informal way of saying no that shows that you think somebody’s suggestion or request is crazy
This is the British English definition of no. View American English definition of no.