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    Lightbulb Question tag Whoever will get the best marks, will be rewarded...

    hi
    This is a new thread in which we will discuss some problematic sentences that need suitable question tags.
    The sentence is:

    Whoever gets the best results will be rewarded, ................?

    thanks in advance!
    Last edited by man of manners; 24-Jul-2016 at 13:46. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: Question tag Whoever will get the best marks, will be rewarded...

    I'd say Whoever gets the best grades (AmE) will be rewarded, won't they? If the candidates were all the same sex I'd use the appropriate singular subject pronoun.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Question tag Whoever will get the best marks, will be rewarded...

    "Whoever gets the best results ..." is also non-AmE.
    Note how to write an ellipsis. This is not English: "................".

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    Re: Question tag Whoever will get the best marks, will be rewarded...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Note how to write an ellipsis. This is not English: "................".
    I agree, but it looks a bit like a blank to me, as in "Fill in these blanks."

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    Re: Question tag Whoever will get the best marks, will be rewarded...

    Blanks are normally signified by '_______'. Anyway, most people who use freestyle dots are not indicating blanks, so much so that I missed this possibility.
    "won't they" is correct.

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    Re: Question tag Whoever will get the best marks, will be rewarded...

    As you will have noted from the previous responses, "Whoever will get ..." is incorrect. It should be "Whoever gets ...". Also, there should be no comma after "marks".

    Whoever gets the best marks will be rewarded, won't they?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question tag Whoever will get the best marks, will be rewarded...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I'd say Whoever gets the best grades (AmE) will be rewarded, won't they? If the candidates were all the same sex I'd use the appropriate singular subject pronoun.
    Thank you for this answer. I completely agree with you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Whoever gets the best results ..." is also non-AmE.
    Note how to write an ellipsis. This is not English: "................".
    Please, clarify what you mean because I really don't understand.
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Blanks are normally signified by '_______'. Anyway, most people who use freestyle dots are not indicating blanks, so much so that I missed this possibility.
    "won't they" is correct.
    Are you saying I should use "_______" instead of " ............ ". I really don't understand what you mean, but the two indicate a blank to me.
    Please, clarify what you mean so that I can improve my question.
    Also, thanks for the most appreciated answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As you will have noted from the previous responses, "Whoever will get ..." is incorrect. It should be "Whoever gets ...". Also, there should be no comma after "marks".
    Whoever gets the best marks will be rewarded, won't they?
    I agree that "Whoever will get ..." is incorrect and I corrected it above and also removed the comma.
    Thanks for these remarks. Also, thanks for the most appreciated answer.

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    Re: Question tag Whoever will get the best marks, will be rewarded...

    No, I'm saying I misunderstood your question. Ignore my answer.

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