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    Is that your uncle?

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    Re: Is that your uncle?

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    Re: Is that your uncle?

    John: Is that your uncle?
    Mary: Yes, _____.
    (A) he is (B) my uncle is (C) that is (D) it is
    Which option do native speakers think is correct?
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    Re: Is that your uncle?

    Well, the simplest answer to "Is that your uncle?" is "Yes".

    In order of preference after that, I would use "Yes, it is" and "Yes, that's my uncle".

    Only one of those three appears in the list of options so I would have to choose D. A and B result in ungrammatical sentences. C could be used only if part of a longer dialogue, such as:

    John: Is that your uncle?
    Mary: Who are you talking about?
    John: That guy over there, in the jeans and red shirt.
    Mary: No, I don't know who that is.
    John: OK, is your uncle that guy in the brown suit?
    Mary: No. That's not him either.
    John: How about that man in the corner, wearing the silly hat? Is that your uncle?
    Mary: Aha. Yes. That is!

    In that dialogue, the word "that" in Mary's last statement would be stressed in order to differentiate between the man indicated last and the other two indicated previously, all three of whom were referred to as "that/that man".

    "Yes, he is" would be an appropriate response to "Is he your uncle?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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