The response to "Will you...?" is "Yes, I will" or "No, I won't".Hi, I’ve been trying to understand typcal expressions in "declaration of intention" in wedding vows.
So far I’ve learned that there are no rules for when to use "Will you…?" and when to use “Do you…?”, although “Do you…?” is more traditional.
Actually, it seems they can even be used in a mixed way.
What seems strange to me is that people sometimes answer “I do” in response to “Will you…?” questions.
It sounds grammatically incorrect to a non-native speaker, but is it natural to most native speakers?
I found posts discussing this matter in a website called Mylot (I found at least some native speakers who feel the same way), but I couldn’t find any definite answer, so I ask here.
Since I'm a new member who can't post the URL here, please Google this phrase to find the posts: "mylot - will u say I will or i do ?" The question by a person called spoiled311 is what I'm referring to.
Also, how about the royal wedding of Prince William and Catharine Middleton, in which they said “I will” in response to “Wilt thou…”?
(I know “Wilt thou…?” is exceptionally traditional, and “Will you" or "Do you" is used for most couples.)
Weddings or not, isn’t it necessary to match the auxiliary verb?
The response to "Do you...?" is "Yes, I do" or "No, I don't".
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