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    #1

    on asking questions

    good day!

    is there any difference?
    i'm confused.


    When asking questions like:

    DO YOU WANT to go to the party?
    Yes, I want to go.
    No, I don't want to go.

    On the other hand, I read from a Grammar book that says " ... in asking negative questions we say:
    DON'T YOU WANT to go the party?
    Yes, I want to go.
    NO, I don't want to go.
    I learned that the reason why we use a negative question because we expect the listener to agree with us.


    thank you!

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    Re: on asking questions

    Aren't you the clever student? The negative question is more persuasive than interrogative.

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