(1) I think there is a difference.
Tom: Did you kiss my girlfriend yesterday?
Joe: Absolutely not! I deny doing that. Who ever told you that
is a liar.
Mona: Is it true that you kissed Tony yesterday?
Laura: Oh, Mona, who told you that? Don't believe all the
gossip that you hear. Well, are you ready for our trip to the
Mona: Listen, Laura. Don't dismiss the rumors like that. I want
Laura: OK! OK! Ok! I did kiss Tony yesterday. Can you ever forgive me?