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    Default collocation and tag

    Please help me with the following questions, thank you a lot.

    1. I think it is illogical to say "enter the door." It would be better to say "enter the house/room/etc.," or "enter through the door." Please correct me if I am wrong.

    2. Dad said you are a good boy, (A. didn't he B. aren't you)? Which one should I choose?

    3. Dad said the movie was interesting, (A. didn't he B. wasn't it)? Which one should I choose?

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    1. You are correct.

    2 and 3. Tell us what you think first and why.

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    Default Re: collocation and tag

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    1. You are correct.

    2 and 3. Tell us what you think first and why.

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    Thank you for your help.
    Some grammar books say that the answers to questions 2 and 3 should be A, but to my mind, both A and B are correct. Please correct me again if I am wrong.

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    Default Re: collocation and tag

    A is correct in both cases. The tag question refers back to the main verb: 'Dad said...didn't he?'

    Rover

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