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Yes/no questions


Yes/no questions

Could you please tell me if it īs possible to answer the following question this way:

Is this book blue?

No, this isn īt.

Thanks in advance.

12 Mar 2012      

United Kingdom

No. The answer is just, īNo, it isn īt. ī īThis ī is emphatic in this situation. You could go on to say, ībut this is. ī or īthis one is ī.

12 Mar 2012     


Hello Tachita,

The usual answer is: Yes, it is. or No, it isnīt.

Hope you find it useful


12 Mar 2012     


     You can answer the question in two ways: either you say: "No, it isn īt." or "No, this book isn īt blue."

12 Mar 2012     

Nina Pizzo

My suggestion:

Short answers: Yes, it is. / No, it isn īt.

Full answers: Yes, that book is blue. / No, that book isn īt blue.

12 Mar 2012     


No,it isn īt .It is red " It needs a second explanation.

12 Mar 2012