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Common Differences Between Why and Why not

We use why not in short replies to negative statements. We use why in short replies to affirmative statements.

  • ‘He has decided to quit his job.’ ‘Why?’
  • ‘I can’t finish this work.’ ‘Why not?’

Why not is also used to state that you agree to a suggestion.

  • ‘Let’s go for a walk.’ ‘Yes, why not.’

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