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    Tag question

    I have some sentence:

    "You didn't think he can escape,_____? (1)
    a) did you
    b) can't he

    Which is the right one? I thought it was a, because b doesn't fit and sounds clumsy, isn't it?" (2)

    Please check for the two sentence above

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    Re: Tag question

    a) is correct - You didn't .... did you?
    But the tenses are weird. You don't think he can escape, do you? You didn't think he could escape, did you?

    b doesn't fit, does it?
    b sounds clumsy, doesn't it?
    b doesn't fit and sounds clumsy - make it agree with the one that comes last, so - doesn't it?

    Or... b doesn't fit and sounds clumsy, right?

    [not a teacher]

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