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    Riazq8 Guest

    Question Question tag

    "She has got a beautiful voice"....Add a question tag
    Hasn't she? or Doesn't she? and please explain why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riazq8
    "She has got a beautiful voice"....Add a question tag
    Hasn't she? or Doesn't she? and please explain why
    Both are acceptable. Here's why. If the main verb is a form of BE or HAVE then use it in the tag:

    She is nice, isn't she?
    She has a beautiful voice, hasn't she?

    If the main verb is something other than BE or HAVE then use DO in the tag:

    She eats vegetables, doesn't she?
    She has got to eat her vegetables, doesn't she?

    In cases where both HAVE and another verb work together as the main verb, you have a choice. Either use HAVE or DO in the tag:

    She has got to eat her vegetables, doesn't she?
    She has got to eat her vegetables, hasn't she?

    In short, choosing HAVE or DO has to do with what the speakers views as the main verb,

    She has got . . ., hasn't she? (heads the main verb)
    She has got . . ., doesn't she? (main verb)

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