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    Question A question about tag questions

    What can be the suitable question tag for sentences such as:
    1- This is my friend,.....? (when it's not known whether it's a man or a woman....
    2- This is my friend John,...?
    As one of my senior colleagues said it should be: isn't it? in both cases.

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    Re: A question about tag questions

    It's a very unusual question. Surely you would know if the person is your friend, you wouldn't have to ask someone else. In short, it's not suitable for a "tag question".
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    Re: A question about tag questions

    If you were to use the tag question, for example if you were pointing at a person in a fuzzy photograph, you'd use isn't it? ​in both cases.

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