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    Default This is ----- isn't this correct? or- isnt it correct? or - isn't that correct?

    Hi,

    Context : A phone conversation

    A customer service rep. is verifying information on the phone.

    CSR: This is the spelling i have ----- isn't it/ this/ or is that correct?


    My question is : which of the choices above in bold ( isnt It/ isn't this/ is that ) is correct?

    Can someone clarify please?

    Thanks,

    Arun
    Last edited by greystroke; 18-Jun-2008 at 11:24.

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    Default Re: This is ----- isn't this correct? or- isnt it correct? or - isn't that correct?

    CSR: This is the spelling I have, S-M-I-T-H.

    Is that (what I just spelled) correct?
    Is it (the spelling) correct?
    Is this (the information I am giving you right now) correct?

    Isn't that/it/this correct?
    => used when in doubt

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    Default Re: This is ----- isn't this correct? or- isnt it correct? or - isn't that correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    CSR: This is the spelling I have, S-M-I-T-H.

    Is that (what I just spelled) correct?
    Is it (the spelling) correct?
    Is this (the information I am giving you right now) correct?

    Isn't that/it/this correct?
    => used when in doubt
    Thank you Soup,

    Are you implying that these are not tag questions? -- and therefore the negative (isn't) doesn't follow the statement?

    Regards,

    Arun

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    Default Re: This is ----- isn't this correct? or- isnt it correct? or - isn't that correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by greystroke View Post
    Thank you Soup,

    Are you implying that these are not tag questions? -- and therefore the negative (isn't) doesn't follow the statement?

    Regards,

    Arun
    These are not question tags.

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    Default Re: This is ----- isn't this correct? or- isnt it correct? or - isn't that correct?

    Greystroke, these are tags:

    1. This is the spelling I have, isn't it?
    2. This is the spelling I have, isn't this?
    3. This is the spelling I have, is that?

    The last one is ungrammatical, and the other two are not what you would expect to hear when information is being verified. See Post #2.

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