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    Which to use, I or we?

    Hello.

    I have a question about pronoun usage.
    When someone asks you, "Do you have a zoo in your town?" and you have one in your town, how would you answer it?
    Would you say, "Yes, I do.", "Yes, we do.", both of them, or something else?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Which to use, I or we?

    "Do you have ..." is an unlikely start to that question. The common question would be "Is there a zoo in your town?" or "Is there a zoo where you live?" The answer would probably be "Yes" or "No", or "Yes, there is" or "No, there isn't/No, there's not".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which to use, I or we?

    Thank you very much for your quick reply.

    Then, is it OK to say the following?
    We have a zoo in our town.
    Or is it still better to use "There is..." instead of "We have"?

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    Re: Which to use, I or we?

    You can say "Yes, we do". You can't say "Yes, I do".
    Your answer would depend on the question. Assuming it was asked as you've written, it would sound strange to begin your answer without a yes or no.

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    Re: Which to use, I or we?

    Hello, Raymott,

    Thank you very much for your post.
    Do you mean you say "Do you have a zoo in your town?", or often hear some people say it?



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    Re: Which to use, I or we?

    So, do your town have any zoo?
    Is it okay to say?

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    Re: Which to use, I or we?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    So, do your town have any zoo?
    Is it okay to say?
    No. Does your town have a zoo?
    I am not a teacher.

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