Hi all,

I have questions about "there is" and "there are".

1. There are no strawberries. There is no strawberry.

Can i use both? Does it mean the same?

2. There is no much age difference.

Can I say "there is no + much/many"?

Is there any rule for "There are no" and "there is no" ? Im confused with things that can follow "no". Ur answer will be so much helpful. thanks a lot.
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lawn2llawn21. There are no strawberries. There is no strawberry.
Can I use both? Does it mean the same?
Use There are no strawberries. You can't use both.

lawn2llawn22. There is no much age difference.
Can I say "there is no + much/many"?
No, you can't have no many or no much. With many and much, you need not. The correct forms are not many, not much.

lawn2llawn2any rule for "There are no" and "there is no" ?
There are no has to be followed by a plural. There is no has to be followed by a singular. There is no is used with uncountable nouns too, of course, because they are always singular.

There are no pencils in this drawer.

There is no point in hurrying since we are already late.

There is no milk in the refrigerator.

Generally, if you want to deny the existence of countable objects, use the plural.

There are no knives in the drawer. There are no bananas on the shelf.

There are no pens on the table. There are no books here that I like.

There are no roses in the garden. There are no children playing on the street.

There are no cities more beautiful than this. There are no people at the station.

There are no countries that allow that. There are no blankets for sale there.

It is usually the abstract nouns that are used in the singular with no.

There is no reason for that behavior.

There is no way that we'll have enough time.

There is no need to do all those computations.

There is no standard method for doing this procedure.

There is no safe place to put this collection of precious stones.

CJ
Hey CJ, thanks a lot for your reply. So, can i conclude that for countable nouns, we should use "there are no", not "there is no"?

And how about this sentence: "There is no bottle of milk" or "there are no bottles of milk"?

Seems that all questions are jumping out of my head. Thanks for the reply.
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lawn2llawn2for countable nouns, we should use "there are no", not "there is no"?
Yes, that's almost always better.

lawn2llawn2there are no bottles of milk"
bottle is a countable object, so

There are no bottles of milk.

Similarly,

There are no [cans of soup / jugs of wine / boxes of cereal] ....

CJ
thanks a lot!
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It's quite useful.
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what is the difference between There is no additional summary or There are no additional summary?
The second is incorrect.

Which of these two is more appropriate?

  • There was no pain, numbness, tingling sensation or jerky movement over the affected arm.
  • There were no pain, numbness, tingling sensation or jerky movement over the affected arm.
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