News flash to students (and far too many adults): If someone asks you a question that is answerable with a simple “yes,”then just say “yes.”
In other words, just say NO to saying ABSOLUTELY as an answer. Saying the A word can mean A. yes, or A. no. Take a stand. Don’t equivocate. Be clear. Just say “yes.”
Do I have strong feelings about this? Abso… Ahhh… YES!