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    Question tag There's some people talking...

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

    There's some people talking,.........? [slang/non-standard]

    thanks in advance!
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    Re: Question tag There's some people talking...

    You know we want you to give your thoughts first, man of manners.

    Incidentally, there are unlikely to be standard tags for slang and non-standard statements.

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    Re: Question tag There's some people talking...

    I think the question tag is "aren't there".
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    Re: Question tag There's some people talking...

    That's as good a guess as any.

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    Re: Question tag There's some people talking...

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That's as good a guess as any.
    Do you think there is any other standard answer?
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    Re: Question tag There's some people talking...

    I've alreasy suggested that there can hardly be standard tags for non-standard statements.

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    Re: Question tag There's some people talking...

    Do you think "isn't there?" can be a right answer?
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    Re: Question tag There's some people talking...

    "Isn't there?" is a good question tag if the statement correctly starts with "There is". However, "There's" in your original sentence should be "There are" because that is what we use with plural countable nouns. In casual, colloquial English, you will frequently hear people use the contraction "There's" even though the full correct form would be "There are". It's not encouraged in standard English.
    This page includes some useful explanations and example sentences about "There is vs there are" (it's not about question tags).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question tag There's some people talking...

    Quote Originally Posted by man of manners View Post
    Do you think "isn't there?" can be a right answer?
    I've already said it's as good a guess as any.

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    Re: Question tag There's some people talking...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In casual, colloquial English, you will frequently hear people use the contraction "There's" even though the full correct form would be "There are".
    Does that mean we can use "There's" with plural nouns, in colloquial English, only when contracted?
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    This page includes some useful explanations and example sentences about "There is vs there are" (it's not about question tags).
    Thanks for this useful link.
    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I've already said it's as good a guess as any.
    This is ambiguous to me some way. Please, answer using "Yes" or "No"
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