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    Default Is mustn't a possible tag for have to?

    Hi
    Can 'mustn't' be used as a possible question tag for have to/has to?
    I have to take a day off, don't I? mustn't I?

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    Default Re: Is mustn't a possible tag for have to?

    No. Only 'don't I?' works.
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    Default Re: Is mustn't a possible tag for have to?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No. Only 'don't I?' works.
    See please:
    I will take your words for granted, though. Thank you, 5jj.


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    Default Re: Is mustn't a possible tag for have to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I will take your words for granted, though. Thank you, 5jj.
    I think you mean that you will take my word for it rather than take my word for granted.

    Please don't. I, like all of use here, can make mistakes. I think that the writer of that article is mistaken in suggesting that 'I have to work, mustn't I' is natural. Others may disagree. Let's see.
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    Default Re: Is mustn't a possible tag for have to?

    I'm with you on that, 5jj.

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    Default Re: Is mustn't a possible tag for have to?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I think you mean that you will take my word for it rather than take my word for granted.

    Please don't. I, like all of use here, can make mistakes. I think that the writer of that article is mistaken in suggesting that 'I have to work, mustn't I' is natural. Others may disagree. Let's see.
    I agree also.

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    Default Re: Is mustn't a possible tag for have to?

    I agree with 5jj.

    I have to work, don't I?
    I must work, mustn't I?

    I find a combination of those completely unnatural.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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