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    [tag question] There happen to be six books on the table ...

    1. There happen to be six books on the table, aren't there?
    2. There happen to be six books on the table, don't there?

    Which do you think is correct?

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    Re: [tag question] There happen to be six books on the table ...

    I can't think of a situation in which "don't there" is ever right.

    Isn't there?
    Aren't there?

    In this case, aren't there.

    {not a teacher}

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