Which to use, I or we?

shikemoku

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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.

Shikemoku
 

emsr2d2

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"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".
 

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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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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.
 

shikemoku

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