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    Lightbulb Question tag you go there right now...

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

    you go there right now,.........?

    thanks in advance!

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    #2

    Re: Question tag you go there right now...

    Hi!

    Perhaps:

    You go there right now, will you?

    (Unlikely.)

    You're welcome.

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    #3

    Re: Question tag you go there right now...

    Please capitalize each word that starts a sentence.

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    Re: Question tag you go there right now...

    Quote Originally Posted by man of manners View Post
    hi
    This is a new thread in which we will discuss some problematic sentences that need suitable question tags.
    The sentence is:

    you go there right now,.........?

    thanks in advance!
    The only natural question tag for that is probably "okay?"
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Question tag you go there right now...

    "You go there right now" simply would not attract a question tag. It sounds like an order or an imperative. If it's just a statement, it's unnatural in the present tense.

    "You're going there right now, are you?" is natural and possible. It asks for confirmation or clarification.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question tag you go there right now...

    Wasn't it you who was told that imperative sentences don't take question tags? Therefore, they don't 'need' them, do they?

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    #7

    Re: Question tag you go there right now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You go there right now, will you?
    This is the right answer. Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Please capitalize each word that starts a sentence.
    Sorry, I most often adhere to the rules of punctuation this but this time I unintentionally forgot.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The only natural question tag for that is probably "okay?"
    This sentence cannot be natural except if regarded as a imperative because the sentence makes no sense if regarded as a sentence in the present simple aspect, so the suitable question tag is "will you" or other modals used to tag imperatives. Your answer is also right.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "You go there right now" simply would not attract a question tag.
    "You go there right now" simply would not attract a question tag except if regarded as an imperative.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It sounds like an order or an imperative. If it's just a statement, it's unnatural in the present tense.
    I agree it is an imperative.
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Wasn't it you who was told that imperative sentences don't take question tags?
    I think it wasn't me, but I think it is known that imperative sentences can be tagged.

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    #8

    Re: Question tag you go there right now...

    I didn't see it as an imperative.

    I'm looking for a new gym. I've been thinking about the one over on Maple. I went there once years ago and didn't like it much, but I hear they have a new owner. You go there right now, don't you? You're a current member? Would you recommend it as a good one for me?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Question tag you go there right now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I didn't see it as an imperative.
    Why? Most of us see it as an imperative.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'm looking for a new gym. I've been thinking about the one over on Maple. I went there once years ago and didn't like it much, but I hear they have a new owner. You go there right now, don't you? You're a current member? Would you recommend it as a good one for me?
    With no surrounding context, we would see it as an imperative. You created a context where it can be seen as an ordinary sentence in the present simple tense but I see it unnatural. I'd just say "you go there, don't you?" if I wanted to use the context you gave.

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    #10

    Re: Question tag you go there right now...

    Quote Originally Posted by man of manners View Post

    With no surrounding context, we would see it as an imperative.
    With no other context to go on, people can see it in different ways. Barb, a native speaker of AmE, saw it in a different way from some others.

    You created a context where it can be seen as an ordinary sentence in the present simple tense but I see it unnatural.
    Well, I don't, and I am a native speaker of BrE.
    Last edited by Piscean; 26-Jul-2016 at 00:03. Reason: typ

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