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    Question tag It ain't easy...

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

    It ain't easy,.........? [slang/non-standard/used only for a special effect when used by educated people]

    thanks in advance!
    I am not a teacher, but you can trust my answers only if you feel convinced. If not, keep asking till you finally find what you want *The Truth*.

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    Re: Question tag It ain't easy...

    We'd like to hear your thoughts first.

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    Re: Question tag It ain't easy...

    Is it?
    I am not a teacher, but you can trust my answers only if you feel convinced. If not, keep asking till you finally find what you want *The Truth*.

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    Re: Question tag It ain't easy...

    Quote Originally Posted by man of manners View Post
    Is it?
    That is correct. It is the only possible question tag in this case.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question tag It ain't easy...

    That's the natural choice, though people who use ain't might come up with innit? as a tag.

    (Cross-posted with ems.)

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    Re: Question tag It ain't easy...

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That's the natural choice, though people who use ain't might come up with innit? as a tag.

    (Cross-posted with ems.)
    Those people would probably add "innit?" to just about any sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question tag It ain't easy...

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That's the natural choice, though people who use ain't might come up with innit? as a tag.

    (Cross-posted with ems.)
    In somewhat slangy AmE, only Is it? is possible.
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    Re: Question tag It ain't easy...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    In somewhat slangy AmE, only Is it? is possible.
    I agree because, as far as I know, "innit?" is only British.
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    Re: Question tag It ain't easy...

    I ain't played no matches, have I? [non-standard]
    Is this acceptable?
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    Re: Question tag It ain't easy...

    Quote Originally Posted by man of manners View Post
    I ain't played no matches, have I? [non-standard]
    Is this acceptable?
    That could be natural in some dialects. Ain't can mean "isn't", "aren't", or "haven't".
    I am not a teacher.

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