I'm wondering what the difference between "There is no any type of harm done to animals" and "There is not any type of harm done to animals" is? Moreover, in contracting the negative phrase "There isn't", does it differ?

Thank you in advance.

  • Do you mean "There was no harm done to the animals" vs. "there was not any harm done to the animals"? "No any" is not grammatical.
    – Andrew
    Nov 11, 2016 at 4:37
  • "No any" is nonsensical in English. Nov 11, 2016 at 4:38
  • It does not matter if the tense differs, does it?
    – Johnny
    Nov 11, 2016 at 4:38
  • Thank you, Andrew and P. E. Dant, for your informative notes.
    – Johnny
    Nov 11, 2016 at 4:40
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    Does this answer your question? There is no any & There is no
    – Laurel
    Jan 18, 2022 at 13:07

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No any is ungrammatical, you can use no or not any.There is no difference in meaning between There is/are no + noun and There isn’t/aren’t any + noun:

There was no reason to be afraid of her. (or There wasn't any reason to be afraid of her.)

No + noun often makes the negative stronger, "no"gives more emphasis. In speaking, no is often stressed.

  • I highly appreciate you.
    – Johnny
    Nov 11, 2016 at 22:37

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