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    Cool [Help] Tag Questions with Falling Tone!

    Dear teachers:

    When someone asks me a question like this ---"Are you working here, aren't you?(with falling tone)" my respose to it should be "Yes, I am." due to his strong implication through the falling tone. Please correct my grammar in the above sentence! Thanks for your professional help!



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    Wei-ching

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    Re: [Help] Tag Questions with Falling Tone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wei-ching View Post
    Dear teachers:

    When someone asks me a question like this ---"Are you working here, aren't you?(with falling tone)" my respose to it should be "Yes, I am." due to his strong implication through the falling tone. Please correct my grammar in the above sentence! Thanks for your professional help!



    Best Wishes,
    Wei-ching
    The first part of your sentence should be a statement, not a question. "You are working here, aren't you?"

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    Re: [Help] Tag Questions with Falling Tone!

    You don't need a question tag when the word construction is already a question.

    Are you working here?
    You're working here, aren't you?


    Is this your car?
    This is your car, isn't it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: [Help] Tag Questions with Falling Tone!

    Whether the tone is rising or falling the answer is either 'Yes, I am' or 'No, I'm not'.

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