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    Post short form answers to 'didi there use to be...'

    Dear friends,

    Would you please tell me how we give an answer in a short form to questions like 'did there use to be many dinosaurs on the earth'?
    ---'No, there weren't'? or 'No, there didn't use to be'?

    Thank you!

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    Re: short form answers to 'didi there use to be...'

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear friends,

    Would you please tell me how we give an answer in a short form to questions like 'did there use to be many dinosaurs on the earth'?
    ---'No, there weren't'? or 'No, there didn't use to be'?

    Thank you!
    I can't imagine ever asking or being asked that question, but I would say "yes there did/no there didn't".

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    Re: short form answers to 'didi there use to be...'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I can't imagine ever asking or being asked that question, but I would say "yes there did/no there didn't".
    Did you mean this kind of question is not reasonable or we have other ways of asking similar questions? thank you!

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    Re: short form answers to 'didi there use to be...'

    Dear friends,

    Did there use to be many dinosaurs on the earth?

    Firstly, please tell me if I understand this question correctly - if I ask this question, it implies that I know there aren't many dinosaurs on the earth now, but I want to know if there were many dinosaurs before. Is that right?

    Secondly, since there aren't any dinosaurs now, so this question is kind of weird. Am I right?

    Thank you!

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