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    #1

    am I not ?

    Is "am I not" the question tag in the sentence "I am an interesting person"?

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    #2

    Re: am I not ?

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: am I not ?

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Yes.
    "Aren't I" is also possible, isn't it?

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    #4

    Re: am I not ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Mav~ View Post
    "Aren't I" is also possible, isn't it?
    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: am I not ?

    Indeed, 'aren't I?' is far more common in all but fairly formal writing and very formal speech in BrE.

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    #6

    Re: am I not ?

    and indeed "'n'I?". 'Am I not?' is often used to sound extremely formal: 'I am right - am I not? - in supposing that you made no attempt to ...'.

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    #7

    Re: am I not ?

    I believe "Am I not?" is colloquial in North East England, but I could be wrong

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    #8

    Re: am I not ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Jugg View Post
    I believe "Am I not?" is colloquial in North East England, but I could be wrong
    "Amn't I" is very common in Ireland and parts of Scotland, perhaps it's also used in north east England.

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