Re: "has no" versus "does not have"

Subject: Re: "has no" versus "does not have"
From: Kris Olberg <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 10:03:06 -0800

At 07:06 AM 2/2/96 PST, you wrote:
> Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct and why/why
> not? Are both of them correct?

> 1. The record description is a text entry which has no conditional
> logic.

> 2. The record description is a text entry which does not have
> conditional logic.

> merrie -at- stateoftheart -dot- com

I'm assuming that the condition you're describing is a text that contains no
conditional logic. In that case, they're both poorly worded but not
grammatically incorrect. I'd say:

The record description is text that contains no conditional logic.

Regards...Kris
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