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    Question tag ŚMan has made a lot of things over centuries...

    Hi!
    This is a new thread in which we will discuss some sentences that need suitable question tags.
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    Man has made 'created/invented/innovated' a lot of things over centuries,........?

    My opinion: "hasn't he?". Can it be "haven't they" from the perspective of that not only men who have done this.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Question tag ŚMan has made a lot of things over centuries...

    Only hasn't he? would be possible. Most writers would avoid that archaic usage nowadays and write humankind, humanity, people, or something similar.

    An article is missing before centuries, and you can't innovate things.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Question tag ŚMan has made a lot of things over centuries...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Only hasn't he? would be possible.
    I agree.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    An article is missing before centuries [I think that both are correct], and you can't innovate things. [Let's change it to "done" for a better meaning]
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    Re: Question tag ŚMan has made a lot of things over centuries...

    You need either the article, "the last few", or a number before "centuries". You can use "done a lot of things" but it doesn't mean the same as "created/invented".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Aug-2016 at 07:23. Reason: Fixed typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question tag ŚMan has made a lot of things over centuries...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You need either the article, few, or a number before "centuries".[In textbooks, both exist and are considered correct] You can use "done a lot of things" but it doesn't mean the same as "created/invented".[I know but I did not want to argue so I changed it to avoid this and be relevant]
    Read my comments above if you will.
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