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It's usually considered to be a flippant response that agrees to both/all possible answers. Such as: Would you like the steak or the ribs? "Yes", implying that you would like both. Am I crazy or is this movie terrible but somehow the best thing I've ever seen? "Yes", implying that the asker is crazy and that the film is good despite being schlocky. edit: ...


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I don't agree with @HerrPink that it necessarily means that both/all answers are correct. What it means is that at least one of the answers is correct. If the question is whether A or B is true, it is always possible to interpret that as a logical statement about the truth of the proposition A or B. And that proposition is true whenever either A or B is ...


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They are both grammatical, but "What would be the further steps?" has a stylistic edge, because the alternative has a slightly complicated phrase, "the further steps", embedded within two parts of the same construction: "would ... be". Having a complicated phrase embedded within parts of a higher level phrase causes some difficulty in comprehension. Such ...


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The previous answer is correct. However, I would suggest changing the word "further" to "next." What would be the next step? What would the next step be?


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The sentence you quote is not a question. It is equivalent to: So if you score 50% on the test then you have passed, thanks for that. That's just a statement. Clearly from context the speaker disagrees with the statement; it could be considered that there is an implied "You think that..." at the start, but neither of those turn it into a question. ...



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