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    He had to leave at 7 o'clock,

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    Could you give us a bit more context, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Could you give us a bit more context, please. ;-)
    Well I need add question tags to these statements to make question and then it says He had to leave at 7 0'clock

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    Is this homework?
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    yes it is. and some of them I get confuse with the past tense and the negative like hasn't and isn't the book doesn't really show very good example.

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    Ok, well, we try not to do homework for you here. It would be better if we helped you undertand the topic. Ask us some questions about what you don't understand and we'll try to help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Ok, well, we try not to do homework for you here. It would be better if we helped you undertand the topic. Ask us some questions about what you don't understand and we'll try to help you. ;-)
    ok when a sentence is using a past tense verb ?

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    ok when a sentence is using a past tense verb ?
    OK, a few principles of tag questions.

    1. In most cases, use a negative tag after a positive statement and a positive tag after a negative statement.

    ex: John is a good boy (positive), isn't he (negative)?
    John wasn't there (negative), was he (positive)?

    2. When the verb is a from of "to be", use the same verb in the tag (as above).

    3. In most cases when the verb is other than "to be", use "does/doesn't in the present tense and "did/didn't" in the past tense.

    ex: John drives well (present positive), doesn't he (present negative)?
    John doesn't eat much (present negative), does he (present positive)?

    John didn't rob the bank (past negative), did he (past positive)?
    John kicked the field goal (past positive), didn't he (past negative)?

    Now, try your homework questions and we will try to help you.

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