A: Hello, Pete. This is Bob. How are you?B: Oh, I'm fine.
A: Where were you this afternoon? You missed an important lecture. Not sick, I hope. That's good. The next time you decide to skip class, check with me first. It wouldn't do for both of us to be absent. We need at least one complete setof notes. By the way, are you still in timewasting mood? Good. Why don't you come over after supper? Joe's off somewhere with date, and I don't feel much like working. About eight o'clock? Swell. And bring some records over, why don'tyou? Okay. See you then. Goodbye.
A: I guess I'll turn in, Bob. It's been a long day.
B: I've got a chapter to read for tomorrow, so I'll be up for a while yet. I'll turn off the heat and lock thd door before I go to bed.
A: Okay. What time are you getting up tomorrow?
B: Oh, the usual time. No, wait a minute. Make sure I'm up before you go to work, will you? I've got a quiz at ten. It wouldn't hurt to read over my notes.
A: I'll try, but when seven o'clock comes around, don't forget you asked me to wake you.
B: Good night, Joe.
A: Hi, Mary. How've things been? I haven't heard anything about your English investigation for weeks. What're you studying now?
B: Now it's negative-“no”and“not”, to be specific.
A: There's nothing particularily unusual about “no”and“not”, is there?
B: Not a lot, really. The main thing seems to be that “not”is used with verbs, and “no”everywhere else.