Questions tagged [responses]

For inquiries about the grammar, and phrasing of responses.

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How to answer a negative question in English?

Q: "Don't you know?" If I really don't know, how should I respond to this question? Yes or No? There's a similar question on EL&U, but the answer isn't clear how it works: A confusion about ...
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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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What is the expected response to "What's up?"

When somebody ask me What's up? I answer I am well, thank you. Is that the expected answer, or should I answer something else? What does a native speaker understand when I reply like that?
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"I have no question"--> "Me, too" or "Me, either"?

Ok, at the end of an English class, the teacher says "Do you have any questions?" Student A: I have no question Student B: Me, too / Me, either So, the Student B should say "Me, too&...
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Can you reply "you too" to wishes such as "Good luck"?

Suppose someone is saying to you: I wish you Merry Christmas! or Good luck! Is it meaningful to reply "You too"? Or should you respond "Same to you"?
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What are some polite ways to respond to the people who call your name but you don't know them

I was waiting for the elevator to arrive at the ground floor and a man called my name. I turned to him and saw him looking at me but I could not recognize him. I was surprised because I did not ...
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Is replying with just "whatever" considered rude?

Suppose that two people are talking about an event to which they participated together, and one of them says something not exact; the other person makes him notice that, but he thinks to be correct. ...
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Answering question with yes or no

if someone asks me "Hasn't it been decided yet?" and if it hasn't been decided should I answer with: Yes (it hasn't been decided yet.) or No (it hasn't been decided yet.)