A conversation like this is not very common:

Alex: Do you want a glass of water?
Kate: Yes, I want a glass of water.

Alex: Do you want ice in your water?
Kate: Yes, I want ice in my water.

It’s more common to use short-answer responses to questions, rather than repeat most of the question.

What is the short-answer response to the following question?

Grammar Quiz: Short Answers


  • What are additional examples of  'yes' or 'no' questions?