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  1. #1
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    Question Tag... isnt it or isnt he?

    Dear teachers,

    I was practising doing some tests on this site. One question tag corrected me by saying:

    Thats the guy that won the pools, isnt it?

    Should it not say:

    Thats the guy that won the pools, isnt he?

    I thought isnt he was correct as IT is for things and animals?

    Thanks for any replys
    Carlos

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    Smile Re: Question Tag... isnt it or isnt he?

    Carlos, in fact the tail-end of the sentence is referring to the beginning:

    If you break the sentence down a bit you have: 'That is .......... isn't it?' Which would make sense as well if you said 'He is ....... isn't he?'

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    Re: Question Tag... isnt it or isnt he?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    Carlos, in fact the tail-end of the sentence is referring to the beginning:

    If you break the sentence down a bit you have: 'That is .......... isn't it?' Which would make sense as well if you said 'He is ....... isn't he?'
    Thanks very much Sb, I understand your point
    Regards
    Carlos

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