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‘Is that your car?’ ‘Yes, it is.’
‘Can I borrow your pen for a minute?’ ‘Yes, of course.’
‘Can you get it for me by this afternoon?’ ‘Yes, no problem.’
Yes, sir. How can I help you?
Yes? What is it?
I’m hoping the bank will say yes to another loan.
‘Were you angry?’ ‘Well, yes and no.’
an informal way of saying ‘yes’
a way of saying ‘yes’ with more emphasis
used instead of ‘yes’ as an answer to a question or statement
used for saying ‘yes’ very definitely, in answer to a question or request
used for saying ‘yes’ in an enthusiastic way
used for saying ‘yes’ when in fact you do not feel very positive or enthusiastic
used for saying ‘yes’ when you think the person asking the question is hoping you will say ‘no’
This is the British English definition of yes. View American English definition of yes.