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Japanese Question

Hi! I have a question regarding the Japanese language.I've been wondering for a while: what exactly is the difference between -no nai and -ga nai, as in, 

imi no nai

and

imi ga nai?

I know they both basically mean the same thing, but I'd like to know the different contexts they are used in.Thanks so much!

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