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    aysaa is offline Senior Member
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    Default short answer

    Hi,

    A: Are you going to watch Tv tonight?
    B: No, I wont.

    A: Are you going to watch Tv tonight?
    B: I don't know...Maybe I will or not.

    Can we give an answer like that instead of 'No, I am not' ?

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    Default Re: short answer

    The shortest answers are 'yes' or 'no'.

    A bit longer are 'yes, I am' or 'No, I'm not.

    Your suggestions don't work.

    Rover

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    Default Re: short answer

    Are you going to watch Tv tonight?
    Perhaps.

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