A couple of grammatical bits and bobs that have cropped up this week that I need some help with!
Could someone please clarify the use of shall in the following example please for adding the tag to the statement:
Let's start, Shall we? ....................... Shan't we (doesn't seem correct)
I have referenced the use of let's or let us and it is noted as an exception. In the example I give the use is positive/positive which it states as rare. Any further information would be appreciated so I can better understand this.
Another completely unrelated question in regard the relationship between this or that becoming it in the tag.
Easily understood comparisons such as I - me subject object OK,but this becoming it I am having trouble finding in any of my reference books.
This is a nice car, isn't it?
Another is the use of past continuous in this sentence:
Today she is wearing trousers. Yesterday she was wearing a skirt. (Sounds OK)
However, surely in the second sentence it should be 'Yesterday she wore a skirt'. Simple past. Again looking this up I find 5 different examples of past continuous qualifying usage and none like that of the skirt sentence highlighted!
Last edited by makaveli; 24-Dec-2008 at 03:40.
Last edited by albertino; 24-Dec-2008 at 06:07.