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    Default Is chocolate sour?

    Teacher: Is chocolate sour?
    Pupil A: No, it isn't. It is sweet.
    Pupil B: No, it is sweet.

    Is Pupil B correct to leave out "it isn't" ?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Is chocolate sour?

    Not a teacher

    I don't see any problem leaving the complete short answer behind. The only thing is that it's not so polite.

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    Default Re: Is chocolate sour?

    Teacher: Is chocolate sour?
    Pupil A: No, it isn't. It is sweet.
    Pupil B: No, it is sweet.

    Is Pupil B correct to leave out "it isn't" ?


    Both replies are fine.
    Neither is any less polite than the other.

    not a teacher

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    Default Re: Is chocolate sour?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    Teacher: Is chocolate sour?
    Pupil A: No, it isn't. It is sweet.
    Pupil B: No, it is sweet.

    Is Pupil B correct to leave out "it isn't" ?


    Both replies are fine.
    Neither is any less polite than the other.

    not a teacher
    Thanks, JMurray.

    Which of the following replies is more common for native speakers?

    Pupil A: No, it isn't. It is sweet.
    Pupil B: No, it is sweet.


    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Is chocolate sour?

    Both are commonly used.

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    Default Re: Is chocolate sour?

    Unless the teacher stipulates that a sentence is required, a more common answer would be 'No'.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Is chocolate sour?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Unless the teacher stipulates that a sentence is required, a more common answer would be 'No'.

    Rover
    Thanks, Rover_KE.

    In an oral examination, if the pupil says "No, it is sweet", do you think the teacher would deduct the pupil's mark?

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    Default Re: Is chocolate sour?

    They shouldn't IMO.

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