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  1. Anonymous

    Tag question


    I am writing to ask a question about tag question.

    Soccer is a really exciting game, isn't it?
    Soccer isn't a very exciting game, is it?
    Will these two sentences makes any difference?

    If I say the tag question with rising intonation or with falling intonation will the meaning make any difference?


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    They mean the opposite of each other.

    With rising intonation,I am asking a genuine question. If the intonation is faltter, I'm just checking. If intonation actually falls, it can mean disbelief:

    Football's an interesting game, is it?

    Here, and not that the two verbs are the same, I would use falling intonation as a way of showing that I don't like football.

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