You can get a yes or no answer to a question in four ways

You can get a yes or no answer to a question in four ways -...

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You can get a  yes  or  no  answer to a question in four ways, covered in each of the following sections.  Intonation Questions are often asked by a noticeable change in  intonation  (modulation of the voice), typified  by a rising  inflection  (change in the voice) at the end of the statement. This is the simplest and most  colloquial way to ask a question:  Tu veux sortir?  (Do you want to go out?)  To make the question negative, put  ne … pas  around the conjugated verb:  Tu ne veux pas sortir?  (Don't you want to go out?)  Tu n'es pas sorti?  (Didn't you go out?) 
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Unformatted text preview: N'est-ce pas The tag n'est-ce pas has various meanings: isn't that so? right? isn't (doesn't) he/she? aren't (don't) they? aren't (don't) we? aren't (don't) you? N'est-ce pas is a negative expression, so use n'est-ce pas at the end of an affirmative statement only when the expected answer is yes: Tu veux sortir, n'est-ce pas? (You want to go out, don't you?) To answer yes to a negative question, use si instead of oui : Si, je veux sortir . (Yes, I want to go out.)...
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