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    Hadn't you?

    Please help me understand this construction:
    " Being different in that way, in that you'd travelled more than anyone, really, hadn't you? "
    Where that " hadn't you" form comes from? And what does it mean?

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    Re: Hadn't you?

    Quote Originally Posted by incywincy View Post
    Please help me understand this construction:
    " Being different in that way, in that you'd travelled more than anyone, really, hadn't you? "
    Where that " hadn't you" form comes from? And what does it mean?
    'Hadn't you' is the contraction of 'Had you not'.

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    Re: Hadn't you?

    Quote Originally Posted by incywincy View Post
    Please help me understand this construction:
    " Being different in that way, in that you'd travelled more than anyone, really, hadn't you? "
    Where that " hadn't you" form comes from? And what does it mean?
    "Hadn't you" is simply the question tag at the end of the sentence:
    You'd travelled more than anyone, hadn't you?
    You've travelled more than anyone, haven't you?
    You travelled more than anyone, didn't you?
    You travel more than anyone, don't you?

    You'll travel more than anyone, won't you?
    You would travel more than anyone, wouldn't you?
    etc.

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