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    Ggeeoorrggee Guest

    Smile Question Tags

    Hello, I have an annoying problem concerning question tags...more specifically a construction as follows:

    Nobody loves school,.....?

    Now, I know that I need ,,they" at the end but the big problem is related to the auxiliary from ,,check" part. When I deal with a Past structure is quite simple but at Present is ,,deadly". Despite this fact my solution would be:

    Nobody loves school, doesn't they?

    ....but I'm not sure at all and I'm interested in explaining the structure to my students. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ggeeoorrggee View Post
    Hello, I have an annoying problem concerning question tags...more specifically a construction as follows:

    Nobody loves school,.....?

    Now, I know that I need ,,they" at the end but the big problem is related to the auxiliary from ,,check" part. When I deal with a Past structure is quite simple but at Present is ,,deadly". Despite this fact my solution would be:

    Nobody loves school, doesn't they?

    ....but I'm not sure at all and I'm interested in explaining the structure to my students. Thank you
    Nobody loves school, do they?

    You have a double negative in the way you wrote the sentence. (as well as using the wrong form of "do"... it should be "don't" if it was correct.

    Children love school, don't they?

    She loves school, doesn't she?

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