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    Help me with a question in Grammar!

    Hello everybody!
    My name is Eugenia. I am from Russian city Tula. I study English and now I have a problem – I have a question in Grammar. So … there are so-called tag questions. For example, “I read a book, don’t I?” Do not pay attention to the sense of the sentence. And what should I do in the case of such sentence: “I am a good girl, aren’t I?”
    “I am a good girl, ain’t I?” or maybe a stupid variant am I not?
    Help me, please. Send your answers to my e-mail: JaneLapa@yandex.ru
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    Re: Help me with a question in Grammar!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jane
    Hello everybody!
    My name is Eugenia. I am from Russian city Tula. I study English and now I have a problem – I have a question in Grammar. So … there are so-called tag questions. For example, “I read a book, don’t I?” Do not pay attention to the sense of the sentence. And what should I do in the case of such sentence: “I am a good girl, aren’t I?”
    “I am a good girl, ain’t I?” or maybe a stupid variant am I not?
    Help me, please. Send your answers to my e-mail: JaneLapa@yandex.ru
    It should be, "I can read a book, can't I?" (present) or "I read the book, didn't I?" (past)

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    Re: Help me with a question in Grammar!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jane
    And what should I do in the case of such sentence: “I am a good girl, aren’t I?”
    “I am a good girl, ain’t I?” or maybe a stupid variant am I not?
    Help me, please. Send your answers to my e-mail: JaneLapa@yandex.ru
    "I'm a good girl, aren't I?" is correct, but you could also say "I'm a good girl, am I not?" but it sounds too proper to me for everyday conversation.
    There is a stupid saying here: "Ain't ain't a word, so I ain't going to say it". In other words, it's not correct at all, but people still use it.
    -Fantom
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