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    "No. I did do it."?

    Hello, teachers!

    I've found the following:

    1. You didn't do your homework! ------ No. I did do it, but I forgot to bring it.

    In this case, should "No." be replaced with "Yes."?
    If not, what does "No." mean in this case?
    I think "No." is appropriate if this conversation is being done in Japanese, Korean, or Chinese,
    but it doesn't seem proper in English.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    yam.

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    Re: "No. I did do it."?

    In that context, "No" means "You're wrong". The person is saying that the statement "You didn't do your homework!" is incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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