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    Question tag

    she hasn't got a dog :( :

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    has she?
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: Question tag

    Quote Originally Posted by jiz07
    she hasn't got a dog :( :
    Why hasn;t she?

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    Has she or not?
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    Re: Question tag

    Quote Originally Posted by jiz07
    she hasn't got a dog :( :
    When the question is negative, the tag is positive.

    She hasn't got a dog, has she?

    She has got a dog, hasn't she?

    Does that help? :?

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    Re: Question tag

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jiz07
    she hasn't got a dog :( :
    When the question is negative, the tag is positive.

    She hasn't got a dog, has she?

    She has got a dog, hasn't she?

    Does that help? :?
    No. She needs a dog, doesn't she?

    :wink:

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    Re: Question tag

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee

    No. She needs a dog, doesn't she?

    :wink:
    She sure does. :wink:

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    What? <--my question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awten
    What? <--my question...
    • You have a question, do you?

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    Occasionally, you can use a question tag either as a negative (with "not") or a positive (without "not"). However, the statement means different things depending on which is used. For example, "You have a question, do you?" would most likely be a sort of challenge. "You have a question, don't you?" is a more conciliatory type statement.

    :)

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