Element FORM/USE: 'NOT A' + NOUN, EMPHASIS
SuperCat NEGATION
SubCat negation
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use 'not a' + noun, often with a following passive structure, for emphasis.
Corrected Learner Example Not a single noise could be heard from inside of any of the rooms. (Argentina; C2 MASTERY; 2000; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

Not a long time passes before another Polish city, Warsaw, hosts a festival. (Poland; C2 MASTERY; 2003; Polish; Pass)

Not a single member of the group would have imagined that the "Luxury coach" would break down and leave them stranded in the middle of nowhere. (Argentina; C2 MASTERY; 2001; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)
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