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Can we say or write : “No, it'sn't”?

I know we can answer either : No, it's not No, it isn't But is it accepted and understandable to write : No, it'sn't What about saying it ?
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What's the deadline? A short answer

Is the following question-response pair natural? A: What's the deadline? B: By May 3rd. I know "by" is redundant, but redundancy does not mean unnaturalness. Is the reply natural with it? I'...
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What is the structural (positive or negative) answer for “Is this a courgette”?

I know that when answering on an question with a structure of interrogative structure, then there is a short structural answer which based on the tense or the lexical verb that the questioner asked. ...
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Have I read the novel if I've forgotten the story?

Imagine the following scenario: I read a novel two years ago. Today I cannot remember the story of the novel any more, I've forgotten the story. Somebody asks me: Have you read the novel? ...
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Is the sentence “No, animals are allowed.” grammatically correct?

I understand very well that a phrase like "No animals are allowed." is correct English. It means animals are forbidden; they aren't allowed. But imagine a place or an organization where ...
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Reply to “How are you?” : Are “I'm thirsty” “I'm hungry” “I'm angry” etc. okay?

When someone asks you "How are you?" the expected or usual reply (I assume) would be "I'm fine" "Not bad" "As usual" etc. Instead, is it okay to give a more specific and honest reply of your current ...
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What is the expected answer for “How are you doing”?

I have two questions about the common phrase: How are you doing? What is the expected answer for this question? I've never understood the logic of the sentence "How are you doing?" While we use "...
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Respond to the statement with so am i or so do i [duplicate]

What would be the correct way to respond the statement "I usually start at 8.00 a.m. in the morning" should i answer with so am I or so do i?
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Answer for “Which animal do you like most?” [closed]

I found a question in school that is Which animal do you like most? The answer is cat I like most. is it true grammatically or not?
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Why a reply should include “did”? [duplicate]

This is the dialogue which I heard in a TV show: The father asks: I heard your mission failed, Ranmaru. Ranmaru: Yes, it did fail. Why doesn't he say yes, it failed?
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What is the right position of emphasis adverbs in a short answer?

Consider the simple question Are you trying to tell me, …? and its short answer I am. What is the correct way to emphasise this answer with an adverb, like I am precisely. or I precisely am....
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Short answers with there is/are

There is an apple on a desk. Your friend who can't see it asks, "are there any apples on the desk?" What is the short answer to this question? "Yes, there is" or "Yes, there are." Or vise versa, ...
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How to reply to “I hope you have enjoyed your holiday”?

If someone told me: I hope you have enjoyed your holiday. What will be the best way to thank him/her? (in a full sentence) The followings are what I can think of: Thanks for the kind words. ...
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Phrases to introduce an answer to a question? [closed]

What are some ways to offer a solution or answer to a question? For example, "Try this" or "How (or what?) about this". I'm looking for some other idiomatic expressions in English that could be used ...
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Splitting “X verbed Y into Z” statements into question and answer

Are these responses grammatical? Speaker A: What did John force Mary to do? Speaker B: Her into buying the house. Speaker A: What did John talk to Jim? Speaker B: Him into believing the news....
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“So am I” or “So do I”?

What would be the correct way to reply to a statement such as: "I belong to this group" Would it be "So do I" or "So am I"?
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The answer “I don't think so” to the question “How is he?”

Haram finds a person who lies down on the street. Haram looks the person over if he's fine as Linda comes up to him and says, "How is he?" "I don't think so." Haram answered. Do you think ...
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What are you doing?

If someone asks you what are you doing, can you answer what you are being done to? Example: Bob: What are you doing? Joe: I am being licked by my dog. Being is a verb, like is and are. Can I ...
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What is the short answer for “Nobody has to know”?

This is from "The Lion King": Nala: And your mother, what will she think? Simba: She doesn't have to know. Nobody has to know. Nala: Of course they do! Why doesn't she reply: "Of course ...
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How is it correct? like vs do like

Did you play tennis? - Yes, I played. Did you play tennis? - Yes, I did. Which one is correct? Both seem fine to me. But answer is saying that second one is correct.
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Yes, I live; Yes, I do live; or Yes, I do?

Here is the question - Do you live in New York City? Which answer is preferred and why? a) Yes, I do. b) Yes, I do live. c) Yes, I live.