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    I think you ought to go, don`t / oughtn`t you?

    Which one is the most formal ? I mean, if I had an exam which one should I choose?

    Thank you very much in advance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi

    I think you ought to go, don`t / oughtn`t you?

    Which one is the most formal ? I mean, if I had an exam which one should I choose?

    Thank you very much in advance.
    I think you ought to go, ought you not (to go)?

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    Re: question tag

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi

    I think you ought to go, don`t / oughtn`t you?

    Which one is the most formal ? I mean, if I had an exam which one should I choose?

    Thank you very much in advance.
    ought't you? is correct. Cheers!

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    Re: question tag

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi

    I think you ought to go, don`t / oughtn`t you?

    Which one is the most formal ? I mean, if I had an exam which one should I choose?

    Thank you very much in advance.
    Disclaimer: I am not a teacher.
    Can I say, "I think you ought to go, won't you?" (as it is a suggestion, I suppose.)

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    Re: question tag

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    Disclaimer: I am not a teacher.
    Can I say, "I think you ought to go, won't you?" (as it is a suggestion, I suppose.)


    Hi

    No, you can`t. The sentence should sound : I think you will go, won`t you ?

    "ought to" shows recommendation or advisability, while "will" shows determination.

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    Re: question tag

    Hi

    Thank you all for your replies.

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