Today i was browsing cambridge dictionary online for grammar and stumbled upon the no vs not usage. It stated :
Use no with
1/Noun phrase Ie: no cookies for you There's no address on the letter 2/ gradable noun Ie: it's no supprise that the Laker won; they've been practicing so hard
use not with
1/ other phrases and article Ie: this content is not suitable for children that's not something we recommend doing. 2/ ungradable noun Ie: that is not a bird Potatos are not fruit That's not my name There are, however, grey areas like 1/fixed expression It's not worth It's no use 2/ article involvement -you don't use no with articles
That's good and all but then a question popped-up Fruit and address, bird , name are all ungradable nouns( there's nothing truer or less true about them) so why must we sometimes use no and sometimes not.
P/s: another thing came up sadly There's a fly in my soup There's no address on this letter So both fly and address are count-sig then how come the article magically dissapear with address So is it a fixed structure if we put negation into our sentences. Can i write it like? There's no fly in your soup There's an address on this letter
Thanks for reading