Interview 3 - language points
Do you like science fiction books? A question using 'do' or 'does'.
Yes, I do.
Yes, I (do) like science fiction books. The word 'do' is not normally
used, but can be used for emphasis. If used, it must be stressed.
No, I don't.
No, I don't like science fiction books.
The word 'do' or 'does' is required for negative answers.
Are you married? A question using the verb 'to be'. 'Do' and 'does' are
not used with the verb 'to be'. The subject and verb change places.
Yes, I am. You can't say: Yes, I'm.
Yes, I am married. / Yes, I'm married.
No, I am not. / No, I'm not.
No, I am not married. / No, I'm not married.