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Agreeing with a negative

When you agree with a positive say yes. When you agree with a negative say no.

A young puppy is looking inside an older dog’s mouth.

‘You haven’t cleaned your teeth!’
No.’

• ‘You haven’t had your lunch?’
‘No.’
(I agree with your negative sentence – I have not had my lunch)
• ‘Liverpool are the greatest team in the world.’
‘Yes.’
(I agree with your positive sentence)

Remember: When you agree with a negative say no.
  • Remember: When you agree with a negative say no.

    ‘I don’t think we’ll get over this fence.’
    No.’

    One cat is trying to help another cat climb over a fence.

    ‘I don’t think we will find any lions today.’
    No, you’re right.’

    A man is standing on the roof of a 4x4. Behind him is a lion which he cannot see.

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