Outcome: By the end of the lesson you will be able to use response questions in usual conversations.
Short questions and short answers.
We normally answer with no if we are confirming negative questions and yes if we are in agreement with affirmative questions.
1.   A: I'm not coming to the hospital tonight.
B: Aren't you?
A: No, I'm not.

2.   A: I won't be moving in with Jane after all.
B: Won't you?
A: No, I won't.
3.   A: I'm really enjoying myself here.
B: Are you?
A: Yes, I certainly am.

4.   A: I'll write to you as soon as I get there.
B: Will you?
A: Yes, I will. I promise.
The purpose of short questions like these is to check the accuracy of the information that has been given, perhaps because we are surprised by it or have some doubts about it.
Note that we do not repeat all the information. The normal short question/short answer pattern is typically auxiliary verb + subject plus any additional words needed for emphasis.
1.    A: I don't like any type of seafood.
B: Don't you?
A: No, I really don't.
2.      A: I wouldn't ever wear such short skirts.
B: Wouldn't you?
A: No, I never would.

3.      A: I'm going to sack all the staff and close the unit..
B: Are you really?
A: Yes, I am.
Ø You can show interest by responding with short questions like: 
 Do you? And Have you?
Ø To show surprise, you can respond with question like:
You do? And You have? This is informal.
Also note that contracted forms are normal in negative short questions and answers, but cannot be used in the affirmative where stressed, non-contracted forms are needed.

Expressing disbelief: Note that to express disbelief we sometimes use a longer response and repeat everything we have heard. By using a rising intonation at the end, we 'echo' the information back and turn it into a question:

1.    A: I'm going to sack all the staff and close the unit.
B: You're going to sack all the staff and close the unit?
A: That's what I intend to do, yes.

2.    A: He broke his collarbone on purpose to get out of playing rugby.
B: He broke his collarbone on purpose to get out of playing rugby?
A: That's what he did!
Take the quiz
Write your own sentences. Use sentences in different aspects and different tenses.
1.   A: “I love Macchu Picchu.”                                                                                         B:  Do you?
2.   A:  I believed that the death penalty was always justified.                                          B: __________?
3.   A: _________________________________________________                              B: __________?
4.   A: _________________________________________________                              B: __________?
5.   A: _________________________________________________                              B: __________?
6.   A: _________________________________________________                              B: __________?
7.   A: _________________________________________________                              B: __________?
8.   A: _________________________________________________                              B: __________?

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