Contributed by Bruce McCutcheon

 

ONE POINT LESSON: Negative Questions

Responding to negative questions often causes some confusion. Unlike positive questions, we actually have to say "no" when the question is correct.

 

For example:

Question:  "You're not from Tokyo, are you?" 

Response:  "No, I'm not. I'm from Osaka."

 

If the question is incorrect, we have to say "yes".

 

For example:

Question:  "You don't really like baseball, do you?"

Response:  "Yes I do. I support the Giants."

 

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