Yes / No questions in English
The table below shows some examples of yes/no questions in English with affirmative and negative answers.
|Yes/No questions||Affirmative answers||Negative answers|
|be||Are you ready?||Yes, I am.||No, I'm not.|
|Is he coming?||Yes, he is.||No, he isn't.|
|Were you late?||Yes, we were.||No, we weren't.|
|have||Have you finished?||Yes, I have.||No, I haven't.|
|Has he gone?||Yes, he has.||No, he hasn't.|
|Do you enjoy it?||Yes, I do.||No, I don't.|
|Does he like it?||Yes, he does.||No, he doesn't.|
|Did you write it?||Yes, I did.||No, I didn't.|
|modal verbs||Can I see her?||Yes, you can.||No, you can't.|
It is very unusual to answer Yes/No questions in full.
Did she send the email yesterday?
Yes, she sent the email yesterday.
No, she didn't sent the email yesterday.
Answering Yes/No questions with only Yes or No can be seen as unfriendly or rude.
Do you enjoy the party? - Yes./No.
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