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    "Yes"

    "If all the questions can be answered with a "yes," the privilege may be accorded to your company."

    Is "a" necessary?

    Thanks.

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    Re: "Yes"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "If all the questions can be answered with a "yes," the privilege may be accorded to your company."

    Is "a" necessary?

    Thanks.
    No, but neither is "with" in combination with "a".

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    Re: "Yes"

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    No, but neither is "with" in combination with "a".
    Do you prefer "with a 'yes'" or "with 'yes'"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: "Yes"

    What do others prefer? "Answer with a 'yes'" sounds most natural to me.

    Thanks.

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    #5

    Re: "Yes"

    For a change of pace, you could say "If the questions can all be answered in the affirmative..."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "Yes"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    For a change of pace, you could say "If the questions can all be answered in the affirmative..."
    That would be too formal in this case. But thanks anyway.

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    Re: "Yes"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Do you prefer "with a 'yes'" or "with 'yes'"?

    Thank you.
    My choice would be "Yes."

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