Element FORM/USE: 'NOT A' + NOUN
SuperCat FOCUS
SubCat focus
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use 'Not a' + noun with a passive verb or inverted auxiliary and subject for focus.
Corrected Learner Example Not a word was spoken by anyone throughout the journey. (Cyprus; C2 MASTERY; 2000; Greek; Pass)

Not a scrap of remorse do they have. (Switzerland; C2 MASTERY; 1993; French; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments N/A

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