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  1. manishrvarma
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    Question tags.

    Hello, I am Naseema, english teacher,
    I would like to know whether this statement "Let him go". has any question tag.

    Recently we had a discussion on the subject question tags, and this statement has come as a part of discussion. I would like to get clarified
    Kindly respond as quickly as possible.

    With regards

    Naseema

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    I doubt that you can use a question tag with Let him go. It is an imperative, and imperatives do not lend themselves to question tags.

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    I'd use 'Let him go, will you?' This would reduce the force of the imperative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd use 'Let him go, will you?' This would reduce the force of the imperative.
    It certainly would.

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    Re: Question tags.

    Quote Originally Posted by manishrvarma
    Hello, I am Naseema, english teacher,
    I would like to know whether this statement "Let him go". has any question tag.

    Recently we had a discussion on the subject question tags, and this statement has come as a part of discussion. I would like to get clarified
    Kindly respond as quickly as possible.

    With regards

    Naseema
    I would use "won't you", but I agree with TDOL that it reduces the force. Remember that "you" is the implied subject of imperatives. :wink:

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