How to properly answer questions with indefinite pronouns?

Q. “Does anyone need to remind you of important things?”
--> “Yes, someone/somebody does.”
--> “No, anyone/anybody does.” (or doesn't?)

Q. “Does someone comfort you when you are down the dumps?”
--> “Yes, someone/somebody does.”
--> “No, anyone/anybody doesn't.” (or does?)

What are the proper ways to answer these questions, and (if possible) why?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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2 respostas
Donay Mendonça 22 106 1.6k
Fernando,

Depende muito do que se quer responder, há inúmeras possibilidades, veja algumas:

“Does anyone need to remind you of important things?”
-->No, they don't.
-->Yes, they do.
Ainda: No, nobody has to remind me of anything.

“Does someone comfort you when you are down in the dumps?”
--> Yes, they do.
-->No, they don't.
Ainda: Yes, a friend of mine.

Boa sorte!
Sorry for the delayed reply, but thanks a lot.

And just for to further complement the subject of this thread, I'd like to share a link:
http://www.englishforums.com/English/Ho ... l/post.htm
A post in which I made the same question.

Moderators: fell free delete it if it is against any rule.