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    #1

    about question tag

    You told this to him, didn't you?
    I did not tell anything, did I?

    You told this to him, no?
    I didn't tell anything, no?
    Here we are using "NO" for the question tag, Is it correct usage or can we use "No" ?
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: about question tag

    Not a teacher.

    To me, it sounds as if a person is trying to avoid the use of a question tag. Perhaps you'll hear this in informal conversation, but I doubt that's normal English. Let's wait for a native speaker's comment.

    Offtopic: your thread reminded me of my university days, when my peers would say "but you didn't give us any homework, right?", which made our English tutor grit his teeth.

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    #3

    Re: about question tag

    Your second sentence in each set is not natural. ]
    I didn't say anything.
    I didn't tell HIM anything.

    Don't use "tell" without an object.
    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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