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yes and no

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishyes and noyes and no spokenCLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTANDused to show that there is not one clear answer to a question ‘Were you surprised?’ ‘Well, yes and no. I knew they were planning something, but I wasn’t sure what.’ yes
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yes and noNot words we use much in the Civil Service, yes and no, even in the most impersonal contexts."Were you surprised?" "Well, yes and no. I knew they were planning something, but I wasn't sure what."A decision is more a matter of yes and no: is this thing worth doing or is it not worth doing?There was no significant difference to the manner in which yes and no responses increased over memory set size.
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