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Graciela Salcedo
when I can use the word "nope" Hi there everybody, can somebody to tell me , in which cases I can use the word " nope" , it is same to use " no"? Thanks in advance
Dec 13, 2014 11:27 PM
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Nope is not completely interchangeable with no. You can only use it as a specific negative reply. 

For example. If your friend asked you if you have apples in your kitchen you could reply "nope"

BUT YOU COULD NOT SAY 

There are nope apples in the kitchen.

December 14, 2014

*when can I...

 

it has the same meaning as no, but it's used as a stand alone word. In other words you don't put it in the middle of a sentence. You would generally only use it as a one word answer. 

 

for example: "are you planning on going there?"

"nope"

 

December 13, 2014

Many thanks for those fast answers , it helps me so much :)

December 13, 2014

Yes it's the same but should only be used in very casual conversations, with a friend etc.  If your boss asked if you had finished an important job, it wouldn't be a great idea to answer "nope".  It carries no negative connotations other than being very casual. Same goes for "yep" or "yup" for yes.

December 13, 2014
Graciela Salcedo
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