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How to Say “Yes” in 35 Different Ways

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How to Say “Yes” in 35 Different Ways

When you agree with someone or approve of something, your first instinct is to say “yes” to let the other person know what you are thinking. Simply saying “yes” gets boring, though, and it’s especially true if you use it often. There are so many different ways to say yes.

The different ways apply to different scenarios, whether you want to say “yes” to an invitation or an instruction that has been given to you. Let’s explore some of these different ways that you can say “yes.”

Here are 35 different ways to say yes:

 

8 funny ways to say “yes” when you answer a yes/no question

 
When your friend or family member asks you a yes/no question to which you wish to say “yes”, you can take a more casual or funny approach. This helps to keep things light-hearted and fun, even in the grimmest situations.
 
Here are eight funny, different ways to say yes to a yes/no question:
 

01“You got it, chief!”
 
This is a good response to use when a friend or relative asks you for a favor. Saying “chief” is another way to say “boss.”I In reality, you don’t actually work for him/her.

 

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02“I thought you’d never ask!”
 
It is good to use this when you want your friend or relative to know that you are very willing to help, and you’re looking forward to it.

 
 

03“Just make sure that we won’t go to jail for this!”
 
You can use this when your friend or relative asks you for a huge favor.
 
It does not mean that it is illegal; it’s just a way of poking fun at the request. You’re saying that the request is a hefty one.

 
 

04“You know that you owe me like a hundred million bucks, right?”
 
It is also good to use this to say “yes” when the request is a huge one. It is another way to say that he/she owes you a favor in return.

 

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05“I’ll have my people call your people to discuss the details.”
 
The people who say this are often bosses, big-time CEOs, and successful business people who have a lot of day-to-day activities.
 
It is funny to respond like this to a friend or relative when you want to pretend that you have a super busy schedule, and you have received a ton of requests.

 
 

06“If there’s a reward, I’m in! “
 
It is funny to say this because you are insinuating that he/she has to pay for your services.
 
This is, of course, not the case because you aren’t a bounty hunter.

 
 

07“I’m here to the rescue!”
 
It is good to use this when your answer of “yes” is saving him/her from trouble or extra work.
 
It is funny to give this answer because you’re sort of the superhero of that moment.

 

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08“There’s a chance that I might regret this, but let’s do it!”
 
This is a good response when you want to joke around with a friend or relative about a favor that has been asked of you.
 
It shows that you are hesitant, but you would do whatever is necessary for a best bud or favorite relative.

 
 

7 polite ways to say “yes” when you answer a yes/no question

 
When speaking to strangers or coworkers, your answer is going to be less familiar; it may be more formal and polite. This way, you are showing mutual respect and seriousness.
 
Here are seven different ways to say yes to a yes/no question politely:
 

09“By all means!”
 
It is good to use this way to say “yes” when someone asks to borrow something or when someone asks for the opportunity to do something.
 
This response means that they can go right ahead because it’s no bother to you.

 

 

10“Of course!”
 
You can use this line when the person asks a yes/no question, and the answer is an obvious “yes.” This response means that you have no reservations regarding the matter.

 
 

11“Indeed.”
 
This is a response that you can use when you wish to say something like “truly, undeniably, or with all things considered, yes.”
 
It is a way of saying 100% yes.

 

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12“Indubitably!”
 
This is another way to say that there is a strong degree of certainty. This means that there is no doubt.

 
 

13“Very well.”
 
It is good to say this to express consent or that you agree with something.

 
 

14“Sure thing!”
 
This is another way to say “yes” when you wish to show that you are committed to getting a task done; it also shows that you are pleased to answer positively.

 
 

15[Smile, thumbs up]
 
You can use this response if you don’t feel like saying anything verbally. Body language is pretty clear, and this will get the point across that you agree/accept.

 

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8 ways to say when you accept an invitation

 
When someone invites you somewhere, and you intend to accept the invitation, you don’t want to just say “yes.”
 
You can show that you are interested in going to the event using any of these different ways to say “yes” to an invitation:
 

16“Count me in!”
 
It is good to use this line when someone extends an invitation to an outing or event.
 
This is good to say when you want to let the person know that he/she can include you or bear you in mind when planning because you are planning to show up.

 

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17“I’d be delighted!”
 
You can use this line when you want to be formal in your acceptance of the invitation. It shows that you are excited about it.

 
 

18“Just say the word, and I’m there!”
 
This is a good response to an invitation that is open, meaning there’s no set date. For example, it can be used when someone invites you out for drinks on “one of these days.”
 
It shows that you have a real interest in the invitation.

 
 

19“It would be my honor.”
 
It is good to use this line when someone you hold in high regards invites you. It is a sign of respect.

 

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20“Sounds good!”
 
You can say this line after the person explains what the plans are or what the event entails. It shows that you agree, and you are accepting the invitation.

 
 

21“I’d love to attend!”
 
You can use this line when you are genuinely interested in the event. It says that you will be showing up, and you would like to have a good time.

 
 

22“Bring it!”
 
It is good to use this when you get an invitation to do something adventurous, like go skiing or mountain biking. It says that you are up for the challenge.

 
 

23“For sure!”
 
This is an enthusiastic response that says you are happy to accept the invitation, and you would like to accept it immediately.

 

 

7 ways to say “yes” when your partner proposed to you

 
If you predict that your partner will propose to you in a few days or weeks, you can prepare yourself for the moment by taking a look at these different ways to say “yes.”
 
These will make him/her laugh, cry, or scream in joy.
 
Here are seven different ways to say “yes” to a marriage proposal:
 

24“A million times yes!”
 
It is good to say this when you want to show how excited you are about the proposal.
 
It means that you are saying yes without reservations or second thoughts. You would say “yes” again in a heartbeat.

 

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25“Definitely not No!”
 
It is good to say this when you want to let him/her know that “no” is not an option, and the obvious answer is “yes.”

 
 

26“What’s the opposite of no?”
 
This is a good, witty response when you want to be funny at the moment.
 
The opposite of “no” is “yes,” and that’s his/her answer.

 
 

27“Do birds fly?”
 
This is a funny and sarcastic answer that you can use because of course, birds fly.
 
It’s another way to say “definitely.”

 

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28“My smile/tears say it all!”
 
Both smiling and crying are normal responses to a proposal.
 
These are signs that you are overwhelmed with emotions, but it’s in a good way. You can point this out to show that you are definitely saying “yes.”

 
 

29“Without a doubt!”
 
It is good to say this when you want to let your partner/lover know that you are accepting this proposal, and you’re doing it without any doubts or second thoughts in your mind.
 
It means that you are sure of your relationship, and you’re sure about the decision that you just made.

 
 

30“Hell yeah!”
 
This is a good response to a proposal when you want to show how excited you are and how ready you are for the commitment of marriage.

 
 

When you receive an instruction

 
When you receive an instruction from your boss or someone of authority, there are different ways to say “yes” to acknowledge that order. Here are five different ways to say “yes” that you can use:
 

31“Roger that.”
 
This is a good line to use in the workplace, when the environment is more casual.

 

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32“Certainly.”
 
You can use this answer when you want to let the person know that you are pleased to carry out the task on his/her behalf.
 
It shows that you are dedicated to the job.

 
 

33“All right.”
 
This is a neutral response that doesn’t show how you feel about the task. It is good to use when you don’t really want to do it, but you have to complete the task.

 
 

34“Consider it done!”
 
This is a good thing to say when you want to come off as reliable and efficient. It also shows willingness and urgency.

 
 

35“Gladly!”
 
It is good to use this response when you are happy to help, and you want to show that it isn’t too much of a burden to carry out these instructions.

 
 

Laslty

 
There you have it! Here are 35 different ways to say “yes” in any situation!
 
You should remember to use the right response in the appropriate moment so that you can convey exactly what you want to say and mean!
 

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