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People say he is a liar.

Don't they?
4
80%
Isn't he?
1
20%
 
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Unread post by Iyer » Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:10 am

What is the correct question tag for the sentence

People say he is a liar.

Thanks and regards. I wud appreciate an early reply


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Unread post by ICAL_Pete » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:02 pm

question tag:

Don't they?

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Unread post by Iyer » Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:11 am

Could you kindly tell me the correct question tag for the following sentence.

People say he is dead.

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Unread post by Iyer » Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:08 am

Granting that the tag depends on the "stress meant" by the speaker in the sentence, which wud be the more appropriate question tag here?

People say he is a liar, isn't he?
or
people say he is a liar , is he?
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People say he is dead, isn't he?
or
People say he is dead, is he?


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Unread post by emine tozan » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:03 pm

people say he is a liar , ' don't they? ' is the right option. because as you know people word refers to 'they' (plural), you cannot say is he? or does he?

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