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    I wouldn’t say no to ...

    Hello!

    I wouldn’t say no to a glass of beer.

    What are possible sentences in response to which the above sentence would be said?
    Or on what occasions would it be said?

    A. How about a glass of beer?
    B. What do you drink?
    Both A and B are wrong, I think.

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: I wouldn’t say no to ...

    Well, technically, option A is correct if you rephrase it.

    Then how about I buy you a beer? (There's no need to use glass as a measure word for beer.)

    B is also correct if you use it this way:

    So what kind of beer do you like?

    OR, "Is that so? What kind of beer do you [drink or like]?" Drink and like are interchangeable.

    The "proper way" to reply depends on the context.

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    Re: I wouldn’t say no to ...

    - [Do you/You] fancy a pint [of beer]?
    - [I] wouldn't say no!

    - How about a massage?
    - [I wouldn't say no!

    - Would you like a piece of cake?
    - [I] wouldn't say no!

    [square bracketed text is optional in casual speech]

    Since the beer/massage/piece of cake (or whatever you're offering to provide) is mentioned in the question, the short answer "[I] wouldn't say no!" is fine.

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    Re: I wouldn’t say no to ...

    Q. What would you like to drink?
    Fancy a drink?
    Can I get you anything (to drink)?

    A. I wouldn't say no to a glass of beer.

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    Re: I wouldn’t say no to ...

    Hello, Teachers!

    As a translation of the given sentence, OALD gives ….would accept one willingly.
    I thought it was an expression used by drinkers because of willingly.
    But after your explanations I think I’ll use it wherever possible.

    Thank you very much

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