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Q1: Is that your student?

A1: Yes, he is.

Yes, it is.

Q2: That is your student, isn't it?

A2: Yes, he is.

Yes, it is.

Q3: That's your sister, look!

A3: So she is!

So it is!

May I ask what kind of pronoun should I use in those answers? Which is correct (or most commonly used)? Is it "wrong" to use "it"?

Thank you for your help!
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Use the version with it in all three.

CJ
Hi,

Q1: Is that your student?

A1: Yes, he is.

Yes, it is.

Q2: That is your student, isn't it?

A2: Yes, he is.

Yes, it is.

Q3: That's your sister, look!

A3: So she is!

So it is!

May I ask what kind of pronoun should I use in those answers? Which is correct (or most commonly used)? Is it "wrong" to use "it"?

With 'that', say 'it' in every case.

But with 'he' say 'he', eg

Q1: Is he your student?

A1: Yes, he is.

Clive

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I understand now, thank you, CalifJim and Clive.
Hi,
can I ask about these too?

- Is that girl over there your sister?
- Yes, she is.

- Is that your mom?
- Yes, it's my mom.


Thanks.
KooyeenHi,
can I ask about these too?

- Is that girl over there your sister?
- Yes, she is.
With the words 'that girl' in the sentence, you might hear people use either 'she' or 'it' in the tag.

- Is that your mom?
- Yes, it's my mom.
No, that doesn't sound very natural to me. I'd say "Yes, it is" or "Yes, that's my mom." would be more typical.

Thanks.

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Heh, it wasn't so simple then... it's pretty complicated in reality. I'll have to be careful, although being careful is a pain in the neck. Emotion: wink
Thanks a lot Amy.
Well, there are also plenty of times people will simply say "Yeah" or "Yup" -- or maybe even a proper "Yes" (gasp!) -- and not add a tag at all. Emotion: smile