If we want to make a word, expression or clause negative, we use not.
- Not surprisingly, we missed the train.
The students went on strike, but not the teachers.
i can see you tomorrow, but not on Thursday I have not received his answer.
We can use no with a noun to mean ‘not a’ or ‘not any’.
- No teachers went on strike. ( = There were not any teachers on strike.)
I’ve got no Thursdays free this term. (= . . . not any Thursdays . . .)
I telephoned, but there was no answer ( = . . . notan answer.)
Sometimes verb + not and no + noun can give a similar meaning.
- There wasn’t an answer. There was no answer
We can use no with an -ing form.