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My house have no windows.

I'm confused with two possible corrections:
1. have or has
2. windows or window

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  • The subject of the verb to have is My house (a singular noun), so the verb form must ALWAYS be singular My house has... It's syntactically valid to follow that with negated singular OR plural (no window / windows) with no significant change in meaning, but plural is far more common. Oct 10, 2019 at 15:25
  • @FumbleFingers Thanks for editing and your comment Oct 10, 2019 at 15:53
  • Because you've effectively asked two questions at once (my house have or has, no window or windows), I don't know if I can cite the earlier question number of noun after no as a "duplicate". But it's certainly related. Oct 10, 2019 at 16:37
  • Yes, Indeed. And what I have found from this link is it doesn't matter whether there should be singular or plural noun after the word "no" Oct 10, 2019 at 16:47
  • I think there's a case for saying that the (idiomatically, less common) singular (She has no child) would often be seen as more emphatic than plural (She has no children). I bit like the difference between She doesn't have a single one and She doesn't have any. But that's a fine point, and may not always apply anyway. Oct 10, 2019 at 16:55

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My house has no window.

My house has no windows.

I think the above two answers are correct.

House is singular so it needs a singular verb

The adjective no is followed by either singular or plural number.So window and windows are possible.But plural windows sound natural.

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    "My house has no windows" would be much more common. "My house has no window" makes it sound like you expect the house to have exactly one window. Or in a dialog like this: "I'm here in front of your house. Look out your window." "My house has no window."
    – pfalstad
    Oct 10, 2019 at 21:03

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