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    TAG QUESTIONS

    Hi,

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    Few men have the proper values to live through this age, do they?
    Little money was invested in this scheme, was it?
    None would survive the next world war,would they?
    Nothing is free these days, is it?
    They seldom come, don't they?
    He is never available, is he?

    I have seen this sentences in that internet site, and I would like to ask those are wrong or not.

    Thanks...

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    Re: TAG QUESTIONS

    They are all OK except 'They seldom come, don't they?'

    It needs to be 'do they?'

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    Re: TAG QUESTIONS

    Few men have the proper values to live through this age,
    don't
    they?
    Little money was invested in this scheme,
    wasn't
    it?

    We can also use this style, is that right?

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    Re: TAG QUESTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Few men have the proper values to live through this age, don't they?
    Little money was invested in this scheme, wasn't it?

    We can also use this style, is that right?
    Neither is natural to me, even aligned correctly.

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    Re: TAG QUESTIONS

    I'd go for:


    Few men have the proper values to live through this age, do they?


    Little money was invested in this scheme, was it
    ?

    Like 'seldom' (=almost never), 'few (+not many) and 'little' (= not much) function as quasi-negatives.

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    Re: TAG QUESTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Few men have the proper values to live through this age, don't they?
    Little money was invested in this scheme, wasn't it?

    We can also use this style, is that right?
    I agree with bhaisahab. I like neither of them. You could say "A few men have ... , don't they?", meaning "only a few men". The problem with "Few men" is that it is negative in tone and means "Not very many men". If I actually started the sentence with those words, I would finish it with "do they?"

    I have the same issue with "Little money" which means "Not very much money" and would end "was it?"

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