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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    I'm not tired, am I?

    I think A is correct, but what about B? Is it also correct?

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    A : I'm tired, aren't I?
    B : I'm not tired, am I?

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    #2

    Re: I'm not tired, am I?

    A is ungrammatical but idiomatic. A person might use it as an excuse for a mistake just made.

    B is grammatically perfect and could be used by someone musing over why he or she just made a mistake. The assertion is that fatigue was not the cause, but an element of doubt is implied.

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    #3

    Re: I'm not tired, am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    A is ungrammatical but idiomatic.
    'Aren't I' may not appear logical, but it is grammatical.

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