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use past tense #1 (permalink) Sat Feb 03, 2007 18:11 pm   use past tense
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #37 "Question Tags (3)", question 5

You wouldn't want me to do that .........

(a) would you?
(b) will you?
(c) did you?
(d) do you?

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #37 "Question Tags (3)", answer 5

You wouldn't want me to do that would you?

Correct answer: (a) would you?
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is wouldn't is used as a past tense in this question?

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use past tense #2 (permalink) Sun Feb 04, 2007 0:57 am   use past tense
 

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It is a conditional 'would' here: 'You wouldn't want me to do that [if I did that], would you?'.
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use past tense #3 (permalink) Sat May 15, 2010 18:33 pm   use past tense
 

Excuse me but I can't understand why sometimes we used would you ?? and sometimes did you ? while would found in the first two sentences how I can recognize when to use it??...
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use past tense #4 (permalink) Sat May 15, 2010 23:39 pm   use past tense
 

Well, in the original sentence, it is the tag question, which should match the main finite verb: 'You wouldn't...would you?'
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use past tense #5 (permalink) Sun May 16, 2010 7:29 am   use past tense
 

Thank you, but in the first question the original verb was would but we use did, why???
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use past tense #6 (permalink) Sun May 16, 2010 7:33 am   use past tense
 

No we don't. The correct answer is 'would':

You wouldn't want me to do that would you?

Correct answer: (a) would you?

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use past tense #7 (permalink) Sun May 16, 2010 7:35 am   use past tense
 

ok thank you very much...
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use past tense #8 (permalink) Sun May 16, 2010 7:37 am   use past tense
 

could you please unswer my questions in the forum I post many questions but no one answer me...
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use past tense #9 (permalink) Sun May 16, 2010 8:07 am   use past tense
 

Which question is unanswered? Please post a link here.
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use past tense #10 (permalink) Sun May 16, 2010 8:15 am   use past tense
 

thank you...these are my unanswered questions:
this is the part of the story where I read it...the writer said that:

You'd think that anyone who'd been shot three times and almost become an organ donor would try to avoid dangerous situations in the future. But, no, I must have this unconscious wish to take myself out of the gene pool or something.
Anyway, I'm John Corey, formerly of the NYPD, Homicide, now working as a Special Contract Agent for the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force. I was sitting in the back of a yellow cab on my way from 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan to John F. Kennedy International Airport with a Pakistani suicide driver behind the wheel.

So that's what was written. so what's the meaning here ( to take myself out of the gene pool) please???

this one also:
But why we didn't put the verb do or did?? is the verb dare an exception?? Forum: English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 17:46 pm Subject: Dare

the last one:
So please why you didn't put ( wouldn't ) between choices it's the right answer..
Logic of question tags? the number one...
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use past tense #11 (permalink) Sun May 16, 2010 8:32 am   use past tense
 

so what's the meaning here ( to take myself out of the gene pool) please?-- To get myself killed (through some dangerous activity)


But why we didn't put the verb do or did?? is the verb dare an exception?? Forum: English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 17:46 pm Subject: Dare-- Please post the sentence that you are talking about.

the last one:
So please why you didn't put ( wouldn't ) between choices it's the right answer.-- Please post the sentence and choices that you are talking about.

Logic of question tags? -- The general rule is use the same finite verb, but reverse the polarity:

You did...didn't you?
They haven't...have they?
He eats...doesn't he?
We won't...will we?

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use past tense #12 (permalink) Sun May 16, 2010 8:43 am   use past tense
 

thank you...
Mike: 'Do you know how much the bill has come to?'
Jane: '.........'

(a) I dare think.
(b) I daren't think.
(c) I dare to think.
(d) I will not dare to think.

So please why we said I daren't think, not don't dare think...
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use past tense #13 (permalink) Sun May 16, 2010 8:53 am   use past tense
 

Ah. OK, 'dare' is classified as both a main verb and a modal auxiliary verb (just through the chance of history). It is rare as an auxiliary and is used almost always in the negative and as a question, but it can be used as either:

Main verb:

He dares to think that he can defeat me.
He dared to think that he could defeat me.
He didn't dare to think....
Did he dare to think...

Auxiliary verb:

He dared not think.... (daren't)
Dared he think...?
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use past tense #14 (permalink) Sun May 16, 2010 8:58 am   use past tense
 

You are so kind thank you....I like this site too much...
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use past tense #15 (permalink) Sun May 30, 2010 12:33 pm   use past tense
 

hello, I forgot to ask about this sentence too. what does it mean ( almost become an organ donor ) in the paragraph above? does it mean to die also ???
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