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    Is this way of answering a negative Question Correct

    Hi....

    I have a doubt, I would like to know your views on 2 fronts
    1. Let me know if the following way of answering a negative question is grammatically correct ?
    2. Can this way of answering is mostly dependent on Context, Grammatically wrong but Contextually if this fits in

    " Q. "Don't you like apples ?
    A. Yes, I don't ? "

    Is the above way of answering a negative question is right...on the above two fronts...?


    Thanks

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    Re: Is this way of answering a negative Question Correct

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi....

    I have a doubt, I would like to know your views on 2 fronts
    1. Let me know if the following way of answering a negative question is grammatically correct ?
    2. Can this way of answering is mostly dependent on Context, Grammatically wrong but Contextually if this fits in

    " Q. "Don't you like apples ?
    A. Yes, I don't ? "

    Is the above way of answering a negative question is right...on the above two fronts...?


    Thanks
    There's nothing grammatically incorrect in saying "Yes, I don't".
    Occasions to use an answer like this do not occur naturally. It's semantically confusing, and pragmatically useless, especially when there is already a correct and unambiguous reply - "No, I don't". or "Yes, I do. Why do you ask that?" (or something similar).
    There are many grammatically unobjectionable things that people just don't say in English. This is one of them.

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