Kurzantworten im Englischen

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Warum benutzt man Kurzantworten?

Im Englischen antwortet man auf eine Entscheidungsfrage nicht nur mit Yes oder No. Das gilt als unhöflich. Man verwendet die Kurzantwort. Hier sind einige Beispiele.

Entscheidungsfrage Kurzantwort
Is he   from London? Yes,
No,
he
he
is.
isn't. *
Are the boys   at your school? Yes,
No,
they
they
are.
aren't. *
Can you play ice-hockey? Yes,
No,
I
I
can.
can't. *
Have we got ketchup? Yes,
No,
we
we
have.
haven't. *
Has she got a mobile phone? Yes,
No,
she
she
has.
hasn't. *
Do they live in a flat? Yes,
No,
they
they
do.
don't. *
Does he work in an office? Yes,
No,
he
he
does.
doesn't. *
Did it rain yesterday? Yes,
No,
it
it
did.
didn't. *
Are they writing a test now? Yes,
No,
they
they
are.
aren't. *
Have you been to Scotland? Yes,
No,
I
I
have.
haven't. *
Has she been waiting for long? Yes,
No,
she
she
has.
hasn't. *
Is he going to see his sister? Yes,
No,
he
he
is.
isn't. *
Will we arrive on time? Yes,
No,
we
we
will.
won't. *

* Es sind bei Verneinungen auch Langformen möglich. Diese benutzt man, wenn man seine Antwort besonders stark betonen möchte.

Do you like fish? – No, I do not.


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