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“Yes”, “Yeah”, “Yep”

What is the difference between yup and yes? Most of the time I use yup instead of yes.

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  • Voting to close on the grounds any cursory search will reveal that "yup" (like "yep", "yeah", etc.) is slang/informal. Is it meaningful to ask the difference between using a slang word and the equivalent "standard" form? – FumbleFingers Jul 23 '11 at 14:02

Yup and its more common variant Yep are informal ways of saying Yes.

The only difference is one of formality. Use Yup only in informal (casual) settings; not, say, in a business meeting.


Yup is the slang (informal) alternative to Yes. You shouldn't use it in formal cases.

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