not : Common Errors in English

About not

You need to put “not” in the right spot in a sentence to make it say what you intend. “Not all fraternity members are drunks” means some are, but “All fraternity members are not drunks” means none of them is.

not Meaning(s)

  • (r) negation of a word or group of words

not in News

  1. Endoscopes Not Always Cleaned Properly: Study

    Title: Endoscopes Not Always Cleaned Properly: Study Category: Health News Created: 6/13/2013 6:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 15, 2013 Source:

  2. NSA cyber spying on China not a surprise, but it's not ho-hum, either

    International relations and leadership on global Internet policy, not US cyberespionage capability, are what will be compromised most as a result of revelations that the United States spies on computers used by civilians in Hong Kong and China.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  3. 'You're not special' graduation speech: David McCullough spins it into a book

    When his 'You're not special' Wellesley High School graduation speech went viral last year, book agents came calling. Now you can look for a book on the same theme tweaking the modern parenting culture of praise in which, he says, 'if everyone is special, then no one is.'
    on June 15, 2013 Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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