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    #1

    Let them stay here, WILL YOU?/ WILL THEY? (question on question tag)

    This is not my homework.

    Which of the following is correct and, if the both are correct, is there any difference in meaning?

    1:- Let them stay here, will you?
    2:- Let them stay here, will they?


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    Re: Let them stay here, WILL YOU?/ WILL THEY? (question on question tag)

    2. is wrong. The imperative is addressing an implied "you", so 1. is correct.

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    Re: Let them stay here, WILL YOU?/ WILL THEY? (question on question tag)

    Thank you very much.

    Due to the typos in most of the non standard grammar books, I need to seek asylum of you guys, and you have always been very helpful. :)

    BTW, "you have always been" or "you always have been", which is correct?

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    Re: Let them stay here, WILL YOU?/ WILL THEY? (question on question tag)

    You got it right the first time.

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    #5

    Re: Let them stay here, WILL YOU?/ WILL THEY? (question on question tag)

    If you wanted to use "Will they?", you would have to say something like "You have said they can stay here. Will they?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Let them stay here, WILL YOU?/ WILL THEY? (question on question tag)

    There is no difference between "you have always been" and "you always have been".

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