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    Question tag The majority of people agreed...

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

    The majority of people agreed, ..............?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Question tag The majority of people agreed...

    I think the question tag is: "didn't they?"
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    #3

    Re: Question tag The majority of people agreed...

    I think you're right.

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    Re: Question tag The majority of people agreed...

    What I said was my own opinion. Do you have any other opinions?
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    #5

    Re: Question tag The majority of people agreed...

    To whom is that question addressed? kilroy's response has been 'liked' by a mod and by an established member of the forum.

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    Re: Question tag The majority of people agreed...

    I only ask if there is any other opinion. I know you approved the first answer, but what does this have to do with my question?
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    Re: Question tag The majority of people agreed...

    I am definitely overdue for a break from this sort of twaddle.

    See you all in a couple of weeks or so.

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    Re: Question tag The majority of people agreed...

    I suspect you're wondering if anyone will suggest didn't it, agreeing the pronoun with the singular "the majority". Nobody would say that. The majority of a plural is a plural, just like most or many.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 31-Jul-2016 at 23:31. Reason: To correct an error.
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    Re: Question tag The majority of people agreed...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I suspect you're wondering if anyone will suggest "didn't it", agreeing the pronoun with the singular "the majority".
    In fact, I am not. But I only wanted to make sure that the thread is already done with so that I can start another one.
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    Re: Question tag The majority of people agreed...

    A final addition:
    I think also the word "minority" also is plural, isn't it?
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