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    Hello,

    What is the correct tag question to the following sentence:

    a)You seem to be a good man, aren't you?
    b)You seem to be a good man, don't you?

    a)You seem a good man, aren't you?
    b)You seem a good man, don't you?


    Usually tags reflect the subject-verb pair, and it's 'you seem' here. So is the tag with 'to be' incorrect?
    Are both possible?

    Thanks as always!

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    Re: tag-question

    Quote Originally Posted by tyrp View Post
    Hello,

    What is the correct tag question to the following sentence:

    a)You seem to be a good man, aren't you?
    b)You seem to be a good man, don't you?

    a)You seem a good man, aren't you?
    b)You seem a good man, don't you?


    Usually tags reflect the subject-verb pair, and it's 'you seem' here. So is the tag with 'to be' incorrect?
    Are both possible?

    Thanks as always!
    You seem to be and don't you go together. (Although it is an odd thing to say to somebody.) "You are a good man, aren't you?" would make the most sense.


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    Re: tag-question

    Thank you, dear Tarheel. And what is wrong with "Thanks as always!"?

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    Re: tag-question

    Quote Originally Posted by tyrp View Post
    Thank you, dear Tarheel. And what is wrong with "Thanks as always!"?
    You are welcome. But thank me after I have helped you. And even then all you have to do is click on the "Thank" button. (I'm glad I could help. Don't be a stranger.)


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