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Is it a rule to use a 'wa' for a negative answer of asking the presence?(JP)

教室に椅子がありますか。
いいえ、教室の中には椅子はありません。

To answer the first sentence, can I write 'いいえ、教室の中には椅子がありません。'

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Base language: English
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    (質問)
    教室に椅子がありますか。

    (解答)
    いいえ、教室の中には椅子はありません。
    いいえ、教室には椅子はありません。
    いいえ、教室には椅子はありませんが、体育館にはあります。
    いいえ。椅子はありませんが、机はあります。
    いいえ、机しかありません。
    ああ、今体育館で、その椅子を使っていますよ。(教室にはありませんが)

     

    Yes, you can use "いいえ” to answer that question.

    Although "教室の中には椅子はありません。" is gramatically correct; most of Japanese people would not use that expression. Because it sounds quite "systematic" like an answer from a robot. I think that the Japanese tend to answer just "いいえ、ありません。” or "いいえ、椅子はありません。”, or, in casual way, "いいえ、椅子はないですよ。." Though the Japanese textbooks might have demonstrated you to answer it with "ful-sentence" like you mentioned in your question. So If your question is asking whether your dialog is gramatically correct or not, then I would say yes. But if your question is asking whether your expression is common or not, I would say it is not correct.

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