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

Subject: Re: "has no" versus "does not have"
From: "Dennis Hays/The Burden Lake Group, Ltd." <dlhays -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 19:37:37 -0500

At 10:03 AM 02/03/1996 -0800, you wrote:
>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
>--------------------------------

Or, to be more concise:

The record description is text containing no conditional logic.


Dennis Hays, The Burden Lake Group, Ltd.
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