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    diplomacy is offline Member
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    Default Let us tag

    Let us go shopping tomorrow, will we?

    Is the tag correct or I should use let us?

    By the way, could you please explain for me such tag questions.

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    Default Re: Let us tag

    Let's go shopping tomorrow, shall we?

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    Default Re: Let us tag

    ... could you please explain for me such tag questions?


    In this case the tag is asking for agreement or an opinion on the proposal.
    The answer could, of course, go either way:
    "Let's go shopping tomorrow, shall we?"
    "Yes, that sounds like fun".
    or
    "I can't, I'll be far too busy".

    Tag questions can work in various other ways too, this link might be helpful.

    English Grammar - Tag questions


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    Default Re: Let us tag

    Another mnemonic: if the speaker's unsure of the answer, the pitch rises - as at the end of a handwritten U: 'We're not going to do that are we? [Surely not - but I don't know;; tell me'. If the speaker's sure of the answer, the pitch falls - as at the end of a handwritten S: We're not going to do that, are we? [No, we're going to resist the tyranny!]'

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