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    shane is offline Senior Member
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    Default You might be wrong...

    I was just asked about this sentence:

    "You might be wrong, mightn't you?"

    I'm pretty sure I've heard some people use this kind of phrase before, but I'm not 100% sure.

    Can anyone enlighten me on what might be gramattically correct for this? :D

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    It's perfectly correct, but we don't often use that contraction because it isn't easy to say. It's a basic tag question, where the tag is the opposite of the main verb. HTH

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    Great. Thanks a lot, Tdol :)

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    It's like 'oughtn't'- not much used because it's hard work to say it. You don't hear 'mayn't' much either, although that's not difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It's like 'oughtn't'- not much used because it's hard work to say it. You don't hear 'mayn't' much either, although that's not difficult.
    I have to admit, I've never heard "mayn't" - is it a real word??!

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    Potantially, but you rarely, if ever, hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Potantially, but you rarely, if ever, hear it.
    Potentially

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    I'm a terrible typists.

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