English Language Game: Short Answers

Short answers. In English, we usually don't use Yes or No only, as an answer to a question. Saying just Yes or No is often not considered polite. Instead, we use "short answers," such as "Yes, I do," "No, you can't," "Yes, he is," "No, it doesn't."

Learn and practice these in context with this interactive online English language game. You'll see that short answers in English follow a pattern that you can easily understand. At the same time, practice your pronunciation by repeating after the speaker, and on the computer by recording and playing them back.

Posted 18:49PM on April 20 2016 by Ulrike Rettig
Categories: English (ESL)