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Is 'yes' correct or should it be 'Yes'?

 
 
Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2016 06:14 pm
The doctor further asked my mother if she was trying for a second child, and she readily said ‘yes’.

1. Is 'yes' correct? Or should it be 'Yes' or yes?
2. Is 'readily' necessary?

Thanks.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2016 08:32 pm
"Yes" is an adverb and isn't capitalized unless it starts a sentence. "Readily" is being used to convey "willingness," "without hesitation," etc. In regard to necessity, other works can be employed to express the same meaning.
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tanguatlay
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2016 09:00 pm
Thanks, InfraBlue.

Should it be "yes" or yes?
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2016 09:06 pm
@tanguatlay,
tanguatlay wrote:

Thanks, InfraBlue.

Should it be "yes" or yes?


If you mean to quote the speaker's mother then use quotes, otherwise don't.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2016 09:17 pm
@InfraBlue,
Thanks, InfraBlue.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2016 09:38 pm
@tanguatlay,
You're welcome.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jul, 2016 01:00 am
The doctor further asked my mother if she was trying for a second child, and she readily said ‘Yes’.

'Yes' is a one-word sentence and requires capitalisation.



tanguatlay
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jul, 2016 01:37 am
@contrex,
contrex wrote:

The doctor further asked my mother if she was trying for a second child, and she readily said ‘Yes’.

'Yes' is a one-word sentence and requires capitalisation.

Thanks, Contrex.

Is a comma needed after "said"?
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jul, 2016 02:24 am
@tanguatlay,
tanguatlay wrote:
Is a comma needed after "said"?

A comma is not needed.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jul, 2016 02:38 am
@contrex,
Thanks, contrex.
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