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    sheena55ro Guest

    question tags

    Hello!

    I don`t know the question tags for the following sentences:

    She may have come,.........?
    She might have come,........?

    Is there anyone who could help me, please?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: question tags

    mayn't she/may she not
    mightn't she/might she not

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    Re: question tags

    Thank you for your answer but , I still have a question.

    In one of the grammar English books I have read lately, it is mentioned that the contrasted forms, mayn`t and mightn`t, are not correct or rather unusual,and we should avoid them. Is this true?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: question tags

    The contracted forms are not used much. To BrE ears, they sound rather dated, especially 'mayn't', but they aren't wrong and they are used in question tags. I wouldn't normally use them in other cases.

    He mightn't come.
    He might not come.

    Here, I would always use the second.

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