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    "Do you want a pen? Yes, I want"

    Is this grammatically correct?

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    Re: "Do you want a pen? Yes, I want"

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopya1984 View Post
    Is this grammatically correct?
    The topic line?
    No, the second sentence, if it is a response to the first, should be something like, "Yes, I want a pen", or "Yes, I do." or "Yes."
    You can't say "Yes, I want".
    Last edited by Raymott; 22-Nov-2011 at 23:22. Reason: delete "must"

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    Re: "Do you want a pen? Yes, I want"

    ...or 'Yes, please'.

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    Re: "Do you want a pen? Yes, I want"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    ...or 'Yes, please'.
    Of course. I'm not sure why I put "must be" there.
    The number of acceptable responses could be enormous.

    "Do you want a pen?"
    "Do you know, now that you mention it, a pen would be much more useful than this hedgehog quill I've been struggling with!"

    I will edit out "must".

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