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Tag questions Hi What is the correct tag questions for the following sentences : 1) it is true that he is the wisest,........? Isn't it or isn't he? 2)I don't think he will come, ......? Will he or won't he? Thanks
Sep 4, 2018 5:45 AM
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Tag question consists of an auxiliary, which depends on the tense of the sentence, and a pronoun, which depends on the subject of the sentence. If the sentence is positive the question tag is negative, if the sentence is negative the question tag is positive.
September 4, 2018
Elena is absolutely right about the general rules. 1) it is true that he is the wisest, isn't he? - means we are still not certain whether he is the wisest. The whole statement is positive, so we need to add the negative tag. If the question is about him being wise, we should use "he" in the tag. 1) it is true that he is the wisest, isn't it? - If we are uncertain if it's true or not, we should use "isn't it". It can be read both ways. 2)I don't think he will come, will he? - means our uncertainty about him coming. The sentence is negative, you don't think he is coming, but still are uncertain about it. So the tag should be positive.
September 4, 2018
Edit: My apologies, I misunderstood the question.
September 4, 2018
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