Can anyone solve this for me?

The students switch off the light before leaving the room. (Make it interrogative and give a short answer).

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  • DavidCrosbieDavidCrosbie ✭✭✭
    edited April 4

    @secretagentoo7

    Make it interrogative and give a short answer.

    This is a strange instruction. The best I can do with it is:

    Do the students switch off the light before leaving the room? Yes they do./No they don't.

  • @DavidCrosbie said:
    @secretagentoo7

    Make it interrogative and give a short answer.

    This is a strange instruction. The best I can do with it is:

    Do the students switch off the light before leaving the room? Yes they do./No they don't.

    Is it ok if I use "do not"?
    Do the students not switch off the lights before leaving the room? No, they do.

  • DavidCrosbieDavidCrosbie ✭✭✭

    Do the students not switch off the lights before leaving the room?

    This feels very strange. It's not the sort of sentence you would write.
    In spoken English don't is much more natural.

    But why do you want to make it interrogative and negative? The instruction doesn't ask for this.

    The natural spoken version of your question is

    Don't the students switch the lights off before they leave the room?

    And the natural short answers are Yes they do/No they don't.

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