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when can I use one of these sentences?

i don´t have idea

i have no idea

is one more formal than the other? are there some specials situations for using each one?
can i use it in future or past?

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    The most common way of saying that would be "I have no idea" or "I don't have any idea"
    Both are common and can be used interchangeably. It can be used for something in the present or when referring to something in the future. Just remember in English, you should not use a double negative, so "I don't have no idea" is incorrect .

    Giorgio:

    Some people explain it this way:

    1. I do not have any money.
    2. I have no money.

    Some people feel that No. 2 is more direct:


    X: May I borrow $50?
    Y: Sorry, I do not have any money.
    X: I don't believe you! You are very rich.
    Y: I have already told you: I have NO MONEY! Now stop bothering me!

    Giorgio:

    Some people explain it this way:

    1. I do not have any money.
    2. I have no money.

    Some people feel that No. 2 is more direct:


    X: May I borrow $50?
    Y: Sorry, I do not have any money.
    X: I don't believe you! You are very rich.
    Y: I have already told you: I have NO MONEY! Now stop bothering me!

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