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Is there any mistakes in sentence "We are sorry, but this page has not English version."
It seem for me that better "has no" or "does not have".

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Sorry for the late response!

Yes, "has not English version" is incorrect English.  In that sentence, "not" modifies a noun - version - and that is incorrect.

"This page DOES NOT HAVE an English version" or "There is no English version of this page" are correct.

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Anything to do with word usage and/or grammar, plus the fundamentals on almost any type of writing (especially creative writing, such as poetry, short stories, movie/dramatic scripts, etc.)

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Majored in English literature in college; have published short stories and poems, currently teaching English as a second language to foreigners

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