YES/NO QUESTIONS IN SIMPLE PRESENT AND THE ANSWERS

Posted by on 19 January 2015 - 12:14 PM

Yes/no question is a question calling for an short answer of yes or no. Yes/no question is formally known as polar question. It normally begin with an auxilary verb or modal verb. It can also begin with main verbs like be and have.

We just need to say yes or no to answer the polar questions. The answer "yes" asserts a positive answer that make a positive sentence and the answer "no" asserts the negative one. But basicly, "yes" or "no" response can be ambiguous.

The polar questions are commonly used to see what people do or what they don't. They are used to make something clear. The answer to these types of questions is matched the the verb used.

Yes/no Questions and Short Answers

Be (am, is, are)
  1. Are you a doctor?
    Short answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, I am.
    ⇒ (-) No, I am not.
    Long answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, I am a doctor.
    ⇒ (-) No, I am not a doctor.

  2. Is she your mother?
    Short answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, She is
    ⇒ (-) No, She is not.
    Long answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, She is my mother.
    ⇒ (-) No, She is not my mother.

  3. Is Andra her step brother?
    Short answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, He is.
    ⇒ (-) No, He is not.
    Long answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, Andra is her step brother.
    ⇒ (-) No, Andra is not her step brother.

  4. Are they in the classroom?
    Short answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, They are.
    ⇒ (-) No, They are not.
    Long answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, They are in the classroom.
    ⇒ (-) No, They are not in the classroom.

  5. Is grandfather sick?
    Short answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, He is.
    ⇒ (-) No, He is not.
    Long answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, He is sick.
    ⇒ (-) No, He is not sick.

Auxilary Verb (Do, Does)
  1. Do you smoke in your room, Andi?
    Short answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, I do
    ⇒ (-) No, I do not.
    Long answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, I smoke in my room.
    ⇒ (-) No, I don't smoke in my room.

  2. Does she begin the meeting?
    Short answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, She does.
    ⇒ (-) No, She doesn't.
    Long answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, She begins the meeting.
    ⇒ (-) No, She doesn't begin the meeting.

  3. Do they go to the theater together?
    Short answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, They do.
    ⇒ (-) No, They don't.
    Long answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, They go to the theater together.
    ⇒ (-) No, They don't go to the theater together.

  4. Does mother ask you to close the door?
    Short answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, She does.
    ⇒ (-) No, She doesn't.
    Long answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, She asks me to close the door.
    ⇒ (-) No, She doesn't ask me to close the door.

  5. Do your friends study in the classroom?
    Short answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, They do.
    ⇒ (-) No, They don't.
    Long answer :
    ⇒ (+) Yes, They study in the classroom.
    ⇒ (-) No, They don't study in the classroom.



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