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    Default yes-no question

    Hello,

    I have just seen it while watching a movie.

    -So you don't like football.
    - No, I love football. It's a great sport.

    I thought that the answer is:
    - Yes, I love football. It's a great sport.

    Could you please help me which answer is proper responce?
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    Default Re: yes-no question

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    I have just seen it while watching a movie.

    -So you don't like football.
    - No, I love football. It's a great sport.

    I thought that the answer is:
    - Yes, I love football. It's a great sport.

    Could you please help me which answer is proper responce?
    No, I love football. It's a great sport.
    This is correct. "No, (that's not true) I love football..."
    You could also say "Yes I do, I love football..."

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    Default Re: yes-no question

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    I have just seen it while watching a movie.

    -So you don't like football.
    - No, I love football. It's a great sport.

    I thought that the answer is:
    - Yes, I love football. It's a great sport.

    Could you please help me which answer is proper responce?
    Person A is claiming that Person B does not like football. However, that is not true. Person B does like football. So their reply basically means "No. You are wrong when you say that I don't like football. I love it. It's a great sport."

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    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    I have just seen it while watching a movie.

    -So you don't like football.
    - No, I love football. It's a great sport.

    I thought that the answer is:
    - Yes, I love football. It's a great sport.

    Could you please help me which answer is proper responce?
    The first sentence is negative and in the second sentence the second person wants to disagree with the first idea so No, I love football. It's a great sport. is correct.

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    Default Re: yes-no question

    Thanks for all the answer. I have one more question about it.

    -Don't you want to sleep?", what is the proper response.
    No, I want to sleep.

    or
    Yes, I dont want to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Thanks for all the answer. I have one more question about it.

    -Do you not want to sleep?", what is the proper response.
    No, I want to sleep.

    or
    Yes, I dont want to sleep.
    It would depend whether you want to sleep or not.

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    Default Re: yes-no question

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    -Don't you want to sleep?", what is the proper response?
    Yes, I do (if you want to sleep).
    No, I don't (if you don't want to sleep).

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