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    Question tag "he is good", quoth the boy...

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

    "He is good", quoth the boy. [archaic/old use/obsolete except when used for humorous context/effect]
    Please, this time I need to know your opinions first.
    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by man of manners; 28-Jul-2016 at 10:11.
    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 "he is good", quoth the boy...

    Convert it to contemporary usage and the question answers itself: He's good, says the boy - doesn't he? The sentence is still awkward and unlikely but I suppose it's possible.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Question tag "he is good", quoth the boy...

    Quote Originally Posted by man of manners View Post
    Please, this time I need to know your opinions first.!
    That's not the way this forum works. GS was in a generous mood.

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    Re: Question tag "he is good", quoth the boy...

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That's not the way this forum works. GS was in a generous mood.
    The forum rules say, "we prefer you tell us what your answer is first." It did not talk about obligation. I only ask for this in only this thread.
    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 "he is good", quoth the boy...

    Quote Originally Posted by man of manners View Post

    "He is good", quoth the boy.

    Thanks in advance!
    We shouldn't need to correct mistakes like this.

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    Re: Question tag "he is good", quoth the boy...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We shouldn't need to correct mistakes like this.
    OK, I just forgot as all people do. Why do you treat me so firmly? To err is human.
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    Re: Question tag "he is good", quoth the boy...

    You post a lot of questions, and some members spend a fair amount of time trying to deal with them. We would prefer it if you (a) followed forum guidelines and (b) tried to take more care so that we don't have to pick up mistakes that people at your level should not be making.

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    Re: Question tag "he is good", quoth the boy...

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    You post a lot of questions, and some members spend a fair amount of time trying to deal with them.
    Truly I appreciate your help and the time you spend responding to my threads.
    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    We would prefer it if you (a) followed forum guidelines and (b) tried to take more care so that we don't have to pick up mistakes that people at your level should not be making.
    OK, I will do this and I always do this. Didn't you notice that my punctuation errors have deceased remarkably.
    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 "he is good", quoth the boy...

    Quote Originally Posted by man of manners View Post
    ... my punctuation errors have decreased remarkably.
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    Re: Question tag "he is good", quoth the boy...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    `decreased
    Really I don't know what to say except I will be careful.
    To err is human. And you can also ignore some mistakes that you know I made unintentionally.
    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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