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1) In a situation that a manager is tcheap-kenya-vacation-tips.coming a person who is applying for the job: "You have sầu to lớn prove that you are the right person for the job."What is the correct question tag for this statement, is it:can you, can"t you, could you or couldn"t you?

2) Nobody toàn thân could sleep.What is the correct question tag, is it: could they or couldn"t they?

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A positive statement takes a negative sầu tag, and a negative statement takes a positive sầu tag.

You have lớn prove sầu that you are the right person for the job, don"t you? You don"t have sầu lớn prove sầu that you are the right person for the job, do you?

However, in the situation you describe, a tag question doesn"t seem appropriate. A simple statement and an entirely separate follow-up question make more sense here:

You have sầu khổng lồ prove sầu that you are the right person for the job. Can you?

The statement"s negation isn"t always directly applied khổng lồ the verb. The "nobody" is negative enough lớn allow a positive tag:

Nobody toàn thân could sleep, could they? Everytoàn thân could sleep, couldn"t they?


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Question tags have a specific format. For instance, the first example (manager) of yours cannot have one. Instead, the proper sentence for a tag would be...

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You are the right person for the job, aren"t you?

But still, if you want to add a tag, it could be lượt thích -

You have lớn prove sầu that you are the right person for the job, will you?

However, the second sentence can be...

Nobody toàn thân could sleep, could anyone/body?


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