"Are you happy?" Which is the best answer to teach:
- Yes, I am.
- Yes, I’m happy.
- Yes, I am happy.
- Yes, I am. I’m happy.
- Yes, I am. I am happy.
About the poll: there should be a #7: “See below for wise-ass comment.” However, the facist program wouldn’t let me add that option! Does this software have a sarcasm detector, or what?
Anyway, this seems like a nit-picky difference, but since there are a million and one yes/no question forms (Is/Am/Are, Can, Do/Does, Have/has, Did, etc) whichever way you teach them is going to get a lot of mileage!
My school forces me to unteach them method 4), which most schools seem to use, in favor of method 5). Not to be a conformist toady, but I agree with method 5, because it contains both basic answer forms.