Part I Agreements with affirmative remarks.
Agree with the following remarks, using yes/so +pronoun +the auxiliary or
do/does/did. To express surprise, use Oh, so . . .
He has a good influence on her. – Yes, he has.
1We must have a large room.
2I was very rude.
3She always wears dark glasses.
4She may be a spy.
5Tom could tell us where to go.
6There’s a snake in that basket.
7He needs six bottles.
8This boat is leaking!
9His revolver was loaded.
10This restaurant might be expensive.
11They used to have a parrot.
12The fog is getting thicker.
Part2Agreements with negative remarks.Agree with the following remarks,
using no +pronoun +the auxiliary.
Elephants never forget. ~ No, they don’t.
13Cuckoos don’t build nests.
14He didn’t complain.
15It isn’t worth keeping.
16He can’t help coughing.
17The ice wasn’t thick enough.
18The lift wouldn’t come down.
19This flat hasn’t got very thick walls.
20They don’t have earthquakes there.
21The oranges didn’t look very good.
22It hasn’t been a bad summer.
23I don’t look my age.
24He mightn’t like that colour.
Part3 Disagreements with affirmative or negative remarks. Disagree with
the following remarks, using oh no/but +pronoun + auxiliary. Use a negative
if the first verb is affirmative and an affirmative auxiliary if the first verb is negative.
He won’t be any use.~ (Oh) yes, he will.
She worked here for a year. – (Oh) no, she didn’t.
26I didn’t do it on purpose.
27They weren’t in your way.
28I wasn’t born then.
29She’d rather live alone.
30You gave him my address.
31I can use your bicycle.
32That five pound note belongs to me.
33He didn’t mean to be rude.
34Children get too much pocket money.
35Exams should be abolished.
36She promised to obey him.