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    Tag question with "used to"

    There used to be a famous ancient city here,………………...?
    A. wasn’t it? B. wasn’t there C. didn’t it D. didn’t there

    I choose C.

    Help me please. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Tag question with "used to"

    B

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    Re: Tag question with "used to"

    Quote Originally Posted by thienan123456 View Post
    There used to be a famous ancient city here,………………...?
    A. wasn’t it? B. wasn’t there C. didn’t it D. didn’t there

    I choose C.

    Help me please. Thanks in advance.
    Interesting one.

    For this reply, I started to write an explanation of how you could work out that it was B. Then, the more I looked at it, the more I realised that I would say "There used to be ..., didn't there?"

    I would use "wasn't there?" if the sentence had started "There was a famous ancient city ..."

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    Re: Tag question with "used to"

    I'd say D.

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    Re: Tag question with "used to"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Interesting one.

    For this reply, I started to write an explanation of how you could work out that it was B. Then, the more I looked at it, the more I realised that I would say "There used to be ..., didn't there?"

    I would use "wasn't there?" if the sentence had started "There was a famous ancient city ..."
    I could see it either way. It would definitely be "Didn't there used to be..." if written that way.

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    Re: Tag question with "used to"

    I'd use D), but B) sounds OK to me too and could imagine using it in conversation. In answering a question like this, though, I would choose D).

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