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    #1

    ..., was it?

    Hi

    Does the phrase: Last night, was it? mean the same as "Was it last night?"

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    #2

    Re: ..., was it?

    Not a teacher

    In my opinion question tags ask for confirmation of what the speaker was led to assume

    Last night, was it? The speaker has motives to assume "it was last night" and asks for confirmation.


    "Was it last night?" The speaker is not assuming.

    M.

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