Yes/No questions and short answers with the verb be
Yes/No questions – be (am, are, is)
Subject and verb change their position in statement and question.
- Sentence: You are from Germany.
- Question: Are you from Germany?
We always use the short answer, not only Yes or No.
If the answer is Yes, we always use the long form. → Example: Yes, I am.
If the answer is No, we either use the long or the contracted form (short form). → Example: No, I am not → No, I'm not.
|Are||you||from Germany?||No,||I||am not
|Are||Peter and John||from England?||Yes,||they||are.|