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    the word order change

    Hi,
    please could you tell me whether the fourth sentence is correct without the word order change? If not, please explain.

    Conversation 1
    Do you have a problem?
    Yes, I have.

    Conversation 2
    I have a problem.
    You have a problem?
    (the question expresses a surprise).

    Sometimes I face such construction of questions.

    Thank you,
    T.

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    Re: the word order change

    Hi Tapies

    Conversation 2
    I have a problem.
    You have a problem? (the question expresses a surprise).



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    Re: the word order change

    By the way, in "conversation 1", the right short answer to the question is "Yes, I do".

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    Re: the word order change

    Quote Originally Posted by druitaly View Post
    By the way, in "conversation 1", the right short answer to the question is "Yes, I do".
    Both are used, druitaly.

    A: Do you have a problem?
    B: Yes, I have. / Yes, I do.

    Grammar-wise
    Do you ...? Yes, I do.
    Have you ...? Yes, I have.


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