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    Question tag —The team was cooperative...

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

    The team was cooperative,........?

    My opinion: "wasn't it/weren't they?"

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Question tag —The team was cooperative...

    I'd prefer wasn't it? but I wouldn't be surprised to hear weren't they? in AmE. BrE would, I think, allow for the team were cooperative, which would make weren't they? ​the only natural tag.
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    Re: Question tag —The team was cooperative...

    'The team was cooperative, weren't they?' sound unnatural to my British ears.

    If we said 'The team was ...', we'd go for 'wasn't it?'
    If we said 'The team were ...', we'd go for 'weren't they?'.

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    Re: Question tag —The team was cooperative...

    What if it was "The team played well"?
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    Re: Question tag —The team was cooperative...

    Didn't they. (BrE)
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: Question tag —The team was cooperative...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Didn't they. (BrE)
    Can it be "didn't it?"? as another correct question tag.
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    Re: Question tag —The team was cooperative...

    Didn't it would be my first choice, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear an American say didn't they.
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