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    Default Re: Yes/No Answer

    For me, "Yes" works fine in the original context. It doesn't matter how the sentence ends. The important part is "Does this mean that ...". Saying "Yes" means "Yes, it means that".

    There are plenty of questions to which a straight Yes or No would not work but I don't think this is one of them. Had the question been "So you weren't planning to assassinate the king?", it would not be possible to answer with a simple Yes or No.
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    Default Re: Yes/No Answer

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For me, "Yes" works fine in the original context. It doesn't matter how the sentence ends. The important part is "Does this mean that ...". Saying "Yes" means "Yes, it means that".

    There are plenty of questions to which a straight Yes or No would not work but I don't think this is one of them. Had the question been "So you weren't planning to assassinate the king?", it would not be possible to answer with a simple Yes or No.
    Excuse me. But with the question ""So you weren't planning to assassinate the king?":
    Yes -> I was planning to assassinate the king.
    No -> I wasn't planning to assassinate the king.
    Of course, if he wants to express more shocking, he could add like: "No. Why did you say that?"
    I don't see any problem with Yes/No answer here.
    Please let me know about any errors in my posts. Thanks so much!

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    Default Re: Yes/No Answer

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    Excuse me. But with the question ""So you weren't planning to assassinate the king?":
    Yes -> I was planning to assassinate the king.
    No -> I wasn't planning to assassinate the king.
    Of course, if he wants to express more shocking, he could add like: "No. Why did you say that?"
    I don't see any problem with Yes/No answer here.
    I wouldn't use a Yes/No answer there.

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