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Question tags #1 (permalink) Sun Mar 27, 2005 13:01 pm   Question tags
 

Test No. incompl/elem-37 "Question Tags (3)", question 7

Come back in the morning .........

(a) do you?
(b) have you?
(c) will you?
(d) don't you?

Test No. incompl/elem-37 "Question Tags (3)", answer 7

Come back in the morning will you?

Correct answer: (c) will you?

Your answer was: incorrect
Come back in the morning don't you?
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Hi,
Why will you and not don't you?

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Will you #2 (permalink) Sun Mar 27, 2005 13:32 pm   Will you
 

This is a positive reaction put by the speaker because he wants the other person to come back. We use this construction when we are making a request as in these examples:

Telephone for a taxi, will you?

Help me with these questions, will you?

Open the door for me, will you?

I hope this helps
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Question tags #3 (permalink) Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:19 am   Question tags
 

Hi Alan!
As you know, I answered 9 out of 10 questions. It wasn't difficult for me except "will you?" I did'nt understand it but after reading your explanation I discovered my mistake. It's clear now. Therefore I give you thanks.

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Will you #4 (permalink) Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:56 am   Will you
 

Alan wrote:
This is a positive reaction put by the speaker because he wants the other person to come back. We use this construction when we are making a request as in these examples:

Telephone for a taxi, will you?

Help me with these questions, will you?

Open the door for me, will you?

I hope this helps

Dear Mr. Alan

I was also a little confused but your explanation are always excellent and I got it now.

thank you so much
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Question tags #5 (permalink) Sun May 24, 2009 7:57 am   Question tags
 

Hello Alan,

I scored 8 out of 10. The explanation for the 7th question is very clear and simple. You help us to understand the usage of english grammer,will you?
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Question tags #6 (permalink) Sun May 24, 2009 8:28 am   Question tags
 

" You help us to understand the usage of english grammer,will you?" No,No.

" You can help us to understand the usage of English grammar, can't you?

" You will help us to understand the usage of English grammar, won't you?
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Question tags #7 (permalink) Tue Jun 02, 2009 18:06 pm   Question tags
 

Alan thank you for the explanation.
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Question tags #8 (permalink) Thu Nov 26, 2009 13:34 pm   Question tags
 

Dear All,
I need your help, will you? (it make sense??)..
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Question tags #9 (permalink) Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:19 am   Question tags
 

Dear Alan,
Thanks for explanation, It's qite clear now.
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Question tags #10 (permalink) Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:24 am   Question tags
 

Dear Wattie,
Yes, It makes sense, yes it does.
Your question was put in wrong way.. instead of saying: '' it makes sense? , you should say does it make sense?
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Positive reaction #11 (permalink) Fri Jul 02, 2010 22:48 pm   Positive reaction
 

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Hi Allan,

The affirmative sentence+ negative question tag or negative sentence + affirmative question tag is totally clear at last to me.

I would ask you something: if the sentence is imperative the question tag is always " will you." ? It is true?

Affirmative sentence-affirmative question tag or negative sentence -negative question tag:
/It can express: I am sure in my statement;surprise;anxiety;interest;aggression/
F.exp:

You are the person who represents the firm, are you ?
You won't tell me the truth, won't you ?

Some irregular cases:

I am a good teacher, aren't I?
I'm not a good teacher, am I ?

Close the door, will you?
Don't close the door, will you?

Everybody saw it, didn't they?
Somebody has taken it, haven't they?
Nobody likes him, do they?

Nothing was O.K.with it, was it?

He said he would be late, didn't he?
He said, didn't he that he would be late?

Intonation:

Falling intonation: the speaker expects agreement.
Rising intonation: the speaker is uncertain and wants to be reassured.

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Test #12 (permalink) Fri Jul 02, 2010 22:57 pm   Test
 

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Dear Torsten,

My test for the first attempt was 10:10. I began to understand the question tag.

I understood your question: " get access a team; you don't know exactly how to ask it; browse through the question other learners have posted."

I always browse them. Now I wrote my question to Alan because I wanted join in the conversation.

Thank you your encouragement. You were right.

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Question tags #13 (permalink) Sun Jul 04, 2010 19:03 pm   Question tags
 

Thanx Alan!!!
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