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Let say the question is:

So this ended up not working?

What is the proper way to say, this indeed not work?

These two seem fine to me:

Yes, it did not.


No, it did not.

Are they both right? Or does one of them have different meaning. Is there any difference between the two phrases?

marked as duplicate by ScotM, Community Apr 30 '15 at 16:55

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You can simply delete the 'it did not' part here.

So this ended up not working?

What is the right answer?




With the 'Yes', you are automatically agreeing with the person asking the question, on the other hand, with the 'No', you are disagreeing with him/her and telling him/her that it ended up working.

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