If somebody asks me:

Would you like to go to the cinema?

What is the correct short answer?

  • Yes, I would.
  • Yes, I do.

As I know, short answer should contain the same helper word as the question has.

  • "Yes, I would" is the correct choice here. "Yes" would be the shortest reply.
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    Commented Jun 6, 2017 at 17:14
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... or "Thanks! Yes, I would."

  • How about some explanation? Commented Jun 9, 2017 at 6:29

It's "(yes, ) I would", because the question states Would you..

It's basically a shorter form of saying "I would like to go to the cinema". In this case the other person is asking you to go to the cinema with him/her.

Stating it as "I do like to go to the cinama" gives it a slightly different meaning, this means that you like to go to cinemas in general.

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