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    You have never had any other injuries?

    For example, you are asked “you have never had any other injuries?”

    If the answer is YES, it means one agrees that he has never had any other injuries.

    If the answer is NO, it means one does not agree and he has had other injuries.

    Is it correct?

    Thank you for your answer.

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    Re: How to answer a simple sentence with a question mark?

    Let's start with the fact that, grammatically, "You have never had any other injuries" is not a question. It's a statement. The question version would be "Have you never had any other injuries?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to answer a simple sentence with a question mark?

    Additionally, that could never be the first question of a conversation.

    Please put it into a context, compiler, or at least tell us what you want to come before it.

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    Please note that I have changed your thread title.


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    Note also that we don't start a question with 'How to answer?'

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    Re: You have never had any other injuries?

    Quote Originally Posted by compiler View Post
    Is it correct?
    No, it isn't. If the person has not had any other injuries, they would say No, I haven't. If they have, they would say something like Actually, I have.

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    Re: You have never had any other injuries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    No, it isn't. If the person has not had any other injuries, they would say No, I haven't. If they have, they would say something like Actually, I have.
    Thanks. By the way, can one answer only "No" instead of "No, I haven't?" If you see the answer is only "No," do you think one tells you he has not had any other injuries or he has had other injuries?
    Last edited by compiler; 10-Mar-2017 at 04:34.

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    Re: You have never had any other injuries?

    Quote Originally Posted by compiler View Post
    Thanks. By the way, can one answer only "No" instead of "No, I haven't?" If you see the answer is only "No," do you think one tells you he has not had any other injuries or he has had other injuries?
    When you answer these negatively-worded questions, you naturally use enough words to get your meaning across. If you ask such a question and receive only "yes" or "no" in response, you ask a follow-up question to make sure you've understood.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: You have never had any other injuries?

    Quote Originally Posted by compiler View Post
    Thanks. By the way, can one answer only "No" instead of "No, I haven't?" If you see the answer is only "No," do you think one tells you he has not had any other injuries or he has had other injuries?
    Do you smoke?
    No, I don't.

    Don't you smoke?
    No, I don't.

    You smoke, don't you?
    No, I don't.

    You don't smoke, do you?
    No, I don't.

    The pattern never changes, so using no without any more words does nothing to the meaning. You could change every answer to simply no and they would mean exactly the same.

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