Short answers rules, examples

Short answers

When you  use yes and no alone, it can make you sound rude and angry. Always use the short answer, not only yes or no.

Examples short answers: "Yes, ..."

to be Simple present Simple past

I:
You:
He:
She:
It:
We:
You:
They:

Yes, I am.
Yes, you are.
Yes, he is.
Yes, she is.
Yes, it is.
Yes, we are.
Yes, you are.
Yes, they are.

Yes, I was.
Yes, you were.
Yes, he was.
Yes, she was.
Yes, it was.
Yes, we were.
Yes, you were.
Yes, they were.


Examples short answers: "No, ..."

to be Simple present Simple past

I:
You:
He:
She:
It:
We:
You:
They:

No, I'm not.
No, you aren't.
No, he isn't.
No, she isn't.
No, it isn't.
No, we aren't.
No, you aren't.
No, they aren't.

No, I wasn't.
No, you weren't.
No, he wasn't.
No, she wasn't.
No, it wasn't.
No, we weren't.
No, you weren't.
No, they weren't.


to have Present perfect

You:
He:
She:
It:
We:
You:
They:

No, you haven't.
No, he hasn't.
No, she hasn't.
No, it hasn't.
No, we haven't.
No, you haven't.
No, they haven't.


Short answers - pronouns

Bob and I
Mr Thompson
Mrs Thompson
Carl
Sandra
my parents
grandma
dad
the computer

we
he
she
he
she
they
she
he
it

to do Yes - simple past No - simple past

I:
You:
He:
She:
We:
You:
They:

Yes, I did.
Yes, you did.
Yes, he did.
Yes, she did.
Yes, we did.
Yes, you did.
Yes, they did.

No, I didn't.
No, you didn't.
No, he didn't.
No, she didn't.
No, we didn't.
No, you didn't.
No, they didn't.

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