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    rodgers white is offline Senior Member
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    Are both sentences possible?

    A.It's no good, is it?
    B.It's no good, isn't it?

    Are both sentences possible? If yes, why?
    Many thanks in advance.

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    Sentence tags

    This one has been asked and answered °ad nauseum°.

    My advice is to prefer the first. Don't use the second.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-Sep-2017 at 07:42. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: Sentence tags

    My students always ask this question. So could you please elaborate a bit about the difference between these two sentences?
    Last edited by rodgers white; 22-Sep-2017 at 03:17.

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    Re: Sentence tags

    We usually use a negative tag after a positive statement and vice versa.

    It's no good is negative so it gets a positive tag. The opposite is It's good, isn't it?
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    Re: Sentence tags

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    We usually use a negative tag after a positive statement and vice versa.

    It's no good is negative so it gets a positive tag. The opposite is It's good, isn't it?
    Thank you for your time. By the way, is there any circumstance under which we can use "It's no good, isn't it?"? Because some native speakers say they are both possible.
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    Re: Are both sentences possible?

    If you want more information, spend time reading the countless similar threads on this forum.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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