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No is an English word indicating rejection, disagreement, refusal or making a negative response or exclamation. It is the opposite of yes. Look up no in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Rejection may mean: In psychology, rejection is an emotion felt by most humans (and possibly other higher animals) when another person denies a personal request, particularly if it is an emotional advance. ... Consensus has two common meanings. ... A refusal is a term used in horse riding, when the horse does not jump a fence to which he was presented. ... For other uses, see Yes (disambiguation). ...


Saying 'no' is a refusal skill which is designed to help children avoid participating in high-risk behaviors or other violence, drug, or sex related things. For example the American television advertising campaign Just Say No in the 1980s aimed at spreading awareness about saying "no" to recreational drug use, violence, premarital sex, and any other vices that young people might try. The refusal skills approach of teen celibacy advocates focuses on coaching unmarried high school students how to decline, in a way that promotes self-respect, sexual proposals by others. ... Mrs. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Violence (disambiguation). ... This article is primarily about religious attitudes to sexual morality. ... Vice is a practice or habit that is considered immoral, depraved, and/or degrading in the associated society. ...


Syntax

In English, no is used more broadly than yes. No stands by itself as a grammatically sufficient and well-formed response to questions that can be answered yes or no. No also functions as a negative determiner, and can appear before any class of noun: count nouns (No cats are herbivores), mass nouns (There is no sugar in my tea) and abstract nouns (No peace is unwelcome). With count nouns, no also serves as the determiner that corresponds to the cardinal number zero; the stand-alone and pronoun form that corresponds to it is none (No cats are herbivores; none can fly, either)[1] A count noun is a noun which is itself counted, or the units which are used to count it. ... It has been suggested that Count noun be merged into this article or section. ... In linguistics, a noun or noun substantive is a lexical category which is defined in terms of how its members combine with other grammatical kinds of expressions. ... For the function in NP structure, see Determiner (function). ... Aleph-0, the smallest infinite cardinal In mathematics, cardinal numbers, or cardinals for short, are a generalized kind of number used to denote the size of a set, known as its cardinality. ... Look up zero in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a pro-form that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase with or without a determiner, such as you and they in English. ...


Saying no in the arts

The theme of saying no is dealt with in the arts in several ways. The problem of not being able to say "no" appears most often. In music, various songs and albums are about "saying no": Don't Say No (1980), I Cain't Say No, If You Can't Say No (1998). Also in film, TV and theatre the theme is used: She Couldn't Say No (1930), Just Say No (1988), Feel Free to Say No (2007). The cartoon the Flintstones had a special episode for the Just Say No campaign, The Flintstone Kids' "Just Say No" Special. Dont Say No is a rock album by Billy Squier that was released in 1981. ... I Caint Say No is a tune from the light opera Oklahoma! The setting is between the secondary character Ado Annie Carnes and her friend the lead character Laui Williams, where she describes her sexual awakening and the conflicts that it brings. ... If You Cant Say No was the first single from the album 5 by Lenny Kravitz. ... She Couldnt Say No (1930) is an All-Talking musical drama that starred Winnie Lightner, fresh from her success in Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929). ... This article is about the Larry Kramer play. ... The following is an episode list for the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. ... The cast of The Flintstones, from left to right: Betty, Barney, Fred, Wilma and Dino. ... The Flintstone Kids Just Say No Special was a 30-minute television special featuring The Flintstone Kids and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which aired on ABC on September 15, 1988. ...


References

  1. ^ Greenbaum, Sidney, The Oxford English Grammar, ss. 4.5, 4.44, 4.46, 5.4, 5.42. (Oxford, 1996: ISBN 0-19-861250-8)

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