Responses are made in answer to a question or a statement by another person in the course of conversation. Like exclamations, they may be full sentences, but can also be phrases or single words.
Responses - Easy Learning Grammar
- On Tuesday.
- I certainly will.
- Are you coming to the party tonight? – Yes.
- When are you going to London, then? – On Tuesday.
- Will you be doing some shopping? – I certainly will.
- If the verb is in a simple tense you can use the supporting auxiliary do as the verb in the response.
- Do you like courgettes? – Yes, I do.
- You usually just use the first part of the verb phrase in a compound verb to make a response. That is, the first auxiliary verb or the modal verb becomes the response form.
- Has Tamsin called round yet? – Yes, she has.
- Was Andrea crying? – Yes, she was.
- Can we leave early? – Yes, you can.
- Should I be doing this differently? – Yes, you should.
- Laurence could be running if it wasn’t for his injury.
– Yes, he could be.