Yes, I do not like it either.

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I know that we should say," No, he is not kind", "No I don't know it, etc", but can I also say, "Yeah, I do not like it."

 

And some say " Yes / Yeah, I do not like it either." is fine to use. What do you experts think?

 

And one more thing.

 

A: If you found a wallet on the street, would you keep it?

B: No, I would give it to the police.

 

In B's dialogue, "No" is a suitable answer or "Yes, I would give it to the police" or is there an omission of something behind "No" like "No, (I would not) I would give it to the police."? I have learned that negatives should follow "no". So I am really confused now.

 

What do you experts think? Thank you so much as usual and have a good and safe day.

edited Feb 16 '13 at 05:50 Hans Contributor

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When we use yes or yeah in this context, we are indicating agreement with the other person. 

 

A: This food tastes strange.  What do you think?
B: Yeah, I don’t like it either. 

 

 

In your other example, A is asking a yes or no question.  You need to first answer yes or no to “Would you keep it?” before you elaborate. The answer is either, “No, I would give it to the police” or “Yes, I would keep it.” 

 

I am not sure what you mean that negatives should follow “no”. 

link answered Feb 16 '13 at 05:42 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Thank you so much and I meant that answers always are like Yes, I am; No, I am not, etc. However according to your answers, “No, I would give it to the police” is fine to use, right? It was a long time misunderstaning I havd had. Thank you so much again.

HansFeb 16 '13 at 06:03

It really depends on the question that is asked.

Q: Are you going to miss the meeting?

A: Yes, I am not going to make it in time.

Q: Are you going to be at the meeting?

A: No, I am not going to make it in time.

Patty TFeb 16 '13 at 06:32

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