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    steve19800 is offline Newbie
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    Do or Don't

    Hi,

    I am new to this forum. I would like to ask which of these sentences is correct?

    I don't think you deliberately put yourself in to a complicated position, do you? (refer to "I don't")
    I don't think you deliberately put yourself in to a complicated position, don't you? (refer to "do deliberate action")

    is " are " necessary before deliberately?

    Many thanks :)
    Last edited by steve19800; 04-May-2010 at 13:59.

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    Barb_D is offline Moderator
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    Re: Do or Don't

    I don't think you did X, did you? = In my opinion: You didn't do X, did you?

    The tag is determined by the tense of the main part of the sentence. You did, didn't you? You didn't, did you?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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