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    Question tag ŚMore than one is coming...

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

    More than one is coming,........?


    My opinion: "aren't they?"


    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Question tag ŚMore than one is coming...

    ... Right?

    People don't usually struggle to find these phrases. If it's not obvious, the handy all-purpose "right?" is always available.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Question tag ŚMore than one is coming...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    People don't usually struggle to find these phrases. If it's not obvious, the handy all-purpose "right?" is always available.
    I know, for sure, that "right?" can be used but I am asking for an ordinary question tag.
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    Re: Question tag ŚMore than one is coming...

    You haven't asked for an ordinary question tag for ages.
    You would express the sentence in a different way if you wanted to use a question tag.
    "There is more than one coming, isn't there?"
    Last edited by Raymott; 09-Aug-2016 at 07:37.

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    Re: Question tag ŚMore than one is coming...

    What do you think the personal pronoun that can replace "more than one" is?
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    Re: Question tag ŚMore than one is coming...

    Quote Originally Posted by man of manners View Post
    What do you think the personal pronoun that can replace "more than one" is?
    It could be "they" or "them", but it would depend on whether you're using "more than one" in a place where a personal pronoun could replace it. In English, this isn't guaranteed.

    Using your logic, yes it would be "More than one is coming, aren't they?" But this would be wrong in actual, organic, naturally-derived English, and I wouldn't recommend it for standard English.

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