You might be wrong...

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shane

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I was just asked about this sentence:

"You might be wrong, mightn't you?"

I'm pretty sure I've heard some people use this kind of phrase before, but I'm not 100% sure.

Can anyone enlighten me on what might be gramattically correct for this? :D
 

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It's perfectly correct, but we don't often use that contraction because it isn't easy to say. It's a basic tag question, where the tag is the opposite of the main verb. HTH ;-)
 

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It's like 'oughtn't'- not much used because it's hard work to say it. You don't hear 'mayn't' much either, although that's not difficult. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
It's like 'oughtn't'- not much used because it's hard work to say it. You don't hear 'mayn't' much either, although that's not difficult. ;-)
I have to admit, I've never heard "mayn't" - is it a real word??!
 

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Potantially, but you rarely, if ever, hear it. ;-)
 

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I'm a terrible typists. ;-)
 
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