5 informal ways to say “yes” in English


  • “Did you pass the test?”
  • “Yeah, I got only one question wrong!”


  • “Did you finish the report?”
  • “Yup. I’ll e-mail it to you right away.”


  • “Are you coming to the party?”
  • “Mm-hmm! I’ll be there around 8.”


  • “Have you seen the new Mission Impossible movie?”
  • “Uh-huh! I loved it!”


  • “Do you want to join us for lunch?”
  • “Sure!”

These expressions are informal – you can use them with friends. In a professional situation, it is better to use “Yes” or other more formal expressions (I will post a lesson on these next week!)

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