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    What are the possible short answers to a negative question:"Doesn't he work in a bank?"
    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: trustM

    Yes, he does.
    No, he doesn't (does not)..

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    Yeah, BUT..."Doesn't he work in a bank?"-and the answer-"yes,he does"-means-yes, he DOES work in a bank. And the answer-"no, he doesn't"-means-no, he DOESN'T work in a bank. Or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trustM
    Yeah, BUT..."Doesn't he work in a bank?"-and the answer-"yes,he does"-means-yes, he DOES work in a bank. And the answer-"no, he doesn't"-means-no, he DOESN'T work in a bank. Or what?

    Yes, that's correct.

    Does this type of short answer exist in your language? If so, is the meaning opposite of what it is in English?

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    It's very similar in my native language, i.e. Serbian.

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