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    Cool asking with negative form ???

    hi

    how r u all

    i wanna ask about how we can respond , when some one asks us a question in negative form

    i mean YES NO question

    if some one asks me ," didn't u attend the exam "?

    and i actually attended , what i can say yes or no ?



    and thanx
    Last edited by manar222; 16-May-2010 at 23:25.

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    Re: asking with negative form ???

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Quote Originally Posted by manar222 View Post
    Hi,

    How are you all?

    I want to ask (about) how we can respond, when someone asks us a question in negative form.
    I mean "YES-NO" questions.
    If someone asks me,"Didn't you attend the exam?",
    and/but I actually attended, what can I say?
    Yes or no?

    And thanks!
    If you continue to use chat English, I won't even read your threads

    Question:
    "Didn't you attendthe exam?"
    Possible answers:
    "Of course I did."
    "Sure I did."
    "Yes, I attended it."
    "Yes."
    "Sure!"

    If you said no, it would be the short form of:
    "No, I didn't."

    Cheers!

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    #3

    Re: asking with negative form ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**



    If you continue to use chat English, I won't even read your threads

    sorry , i'll talk the way i want , the most important thing that u got the point , i'm sure i'll find people to reply , if u don't


    Question:
    "Didn't you attendthe exam?"
    Possible answers:
    "Of course I did."
    "Sure I did."
    "Yes, I attended it."
    "Yes."
    "Sure!"

    If you said no, it would be the short form of:
    "No, I didn't."

    Cheers!
    oh thanx , wish u the best

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    #4

    Re: asking with negative form ???

    Quote Originally Posted by manar222 View Post
    oh thanx , wish u the best
    I think you will find that most people, certainly the teachers on this site, will object to your use of text-speak and will not be happy to answer your questions if you persist.

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    #5

    Re: asking with negative form ???

    Quote Originally Posted by manar222 View Post
    oh thanx , wish u the best
    No problem and thank you.

    Okay, but be aware of the forum rules:
    Quote Originally Posted by UsingEnglish rules

    Please don't use 'chatlish'; this is a forum, not a chatroom

    This is a forum for discussing the English language. There is no need to write formally, but this is not a chatroom, so please write normal English, with punctuation, capital letters and words written in full; use you not u, I not i, great not gr8, etc. Don't worry about making mistakes, which is normal when learning a language, but do please try to make your English easy to read.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/f...-chatroom.html

    I don't want to scare you, it's just some advice...

    Cheers!

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    #6

    Re: asking with negative form ???

    Oh ! I see , I'm so sorry , I didn't know about this rule

    But actually , Nightmare , you didn't convey the message in a proper way , I thought that this is just your poinon

    Anyway , nothing happend and thank you for your advice

    Wish you all the best

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    #7

    Re: asking with negative form ???

    Good to know
    I wanted to tell you my opinion before I come with "rules".
    Coming with rules can seem a bit hard and impersonal

    Another advice:
    Your post is very good , but you should not make spaces before commas and other punctuation characters.
    Oh ! I see , I'm so sorry , I didn't know about this rule
    Oh, I see. I'm so sorry, I didn't know about this rule.

    (Probably your version is already alright, except for the spaces.)

    The more "good" English you write, the easier it will be for you.
    Most of us like to chat, but this won't help us for letters, school, applications, and so on

    Cheers!

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