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    questions tags or remarks

    I HAVE A PROBLEM IN USING A QUESTION TAG NOT AS I WAS LOOKING FOR A CONFIRMATION BUT TO REMARK SOME PART OF THE CONVERSATION. FOR INSTANCE, YOU CAN COME WITH US, CAN YOU?

    IS IT CORRECT?


    THANK YOU VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE

    LUPITA

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    Re: questions tags or remarks

    Quote Originally Posted by lupita
    I HAVE A PROBLEM IN USING A QUESTION TAG NOT AS I WAS LOOKING FOR A CONFIRMATION BUT TO REMARK SOME PART OF THE CONVERSATION. FOR INSTANCE, YOU CAN COME WITH US, CAN YOU?

    IS IT CORRECT?


    THANK YOU VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE

    LUPITA
    Yes, you can use it that way. :wink:


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    Re: questions tags or remarks

    Lupita,
    A tag question has "not" or [ n't] in one clause, and ONLY one clause.
    "You're coming, aren't you?"
    "You're not coming, are you?"
    And the first clause can begin with a proper noun, a common noun, or a pronoun; but the second clause subject must always be the pronoun that is the appropriate one to refer to the subject of the first clause:
    Anne left, didn't she?
    The woman left, didn't she?
    She left, didn't she?
    The woman didn't leave, did she?


    Good luck!

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    Smile Re: questions tags or remarks

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes, you can use it that way. :wink:
    But there's a slight difference if you wanted to use the negative question tag:

    You can come with us, can't you? (you expect the positive answer)
    You can come with us, can you? (you actually ask a question)

    The intonation of tag questions is another important matter - in the first sentence, the intonation is falling; in the other - rising.

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