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    Default Question tags

    Example: I'm clever, ..... .
    Is it : , am I not? or arent't I?
    Is the latter colloquial or acceptable these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zigzagtrench
    Example: I'm clever, ..... .
    Is it : , am I not? or arent't I?
    Is the latter colloquial or acceptable these days?

    I`m clever, aren`t I? - this is the correct tag

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    Welcome, zigzagtrench.

    Additionally,

    I am clever, aren't I?
    <the speaker is certain and looking for agreement>

    I am clever, am I not?
    <the speaker is uncertain and looking for clarification>

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