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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Question tag

    Do we say -

    This is a good book, isn't it? OR
    This is a good book, isn't this?

    Similarly,
    That is a good book, isn't it? OR
    That is a good book, isn't that?

    What is allowed and what is not allowed in a question tag?

    Thanks in advance.


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    #2

    Smile Re: Question tag

    I've heard the first sentences.

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    #3

    Re: Question tag

    You have to use "it" in those sentences.

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    #4

    Re: Question tag

    With tag questions, we normally use personal pronouns.

    Mr Jenkins; Peter/Sean/Mike etc. = he
    Mrs/Ms Lewis; Paula/Sabrina/Mandy etc. = she
    this/that = it
    these/those = they
    everybody/everyone = they
    somebody/someone = they
    the/that/this book etc. = it
    the/these/those trees etc. = they
    Japan/Mexico/Italy/the USA etc. = it
    Lake Placid/the Nile/the Baltic (Sea) etc. = it
    the Himalayas/the Azores etc. = they

    And so on.

  3. Newbie
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    #5

    Re: Question tag

    Thank you. The explanation was very helpful.

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