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Ways of saying yes

yes

adverb

used for telling someone that what they have said or asked is true or correct

definitely

adverb

used for emphasizing that you mean “yes”

of course

adverb

used for saying “yes” very definitely, in answer to a question

sure

adverb

used for saying yes or for agreeing to something

naturally

adverb

used for saying “yes,” especially when that would be most people’s answer

that’s right

used instead of “yes” as an answer to a question or statement

I don’t mind if I do

a polite and humorous way of accepting something that is being offered to you

by all means

used for politely agreeing with someone, giving permission, or saying “yes”

you’re on

used for saying “yes” when someone has invited you to compete or do something difficult or dangerous

uh huh

interjection

used for writing the sound that people make when they agree with something, or when they say “yes” to a question

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

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