Dialogue Challenge: Tag questions

z:  Hey, Bet, I have a question that I wanted to ask you. I hope you won't mind, would you?

B: Okay, then I hope it won't be a wired question, would it be?

Z: Actually I do not know if it is wired or not but let me ask. Well, why are you wearing your shocks on your trousers why not inside? I think you are wearing in this way out of a quirk, isn't it?

B: Mmmm, look Z, I am new here and that is why I am more scared. I am wearing shocks in this way as one pair of my boots got dirt. Some days ago one of my boots' sole touched another boot's chain/upper portion so after that I am just wondering how to clean it? I know I am sounding unrealistic, aren't I?

Z: Opss, so that is the reason! But, dear, you can  clean it with a wet tissue, can't you? Look, it's so simple.

B: Yes, Yes, I know but I just could not get the courage to do so, I have been thinking in this way my hand will get dirt too and in addition there is a possibility, I may start thinking my trousers or shocks get that dirt, then I have to wash them! Haven't I?

Z: Oh..My...Look, Bet, I think you have become sick, haven't you?

B: I will not disagree with you as I also think there is some thing wrong, and I do need a doctor,  don't I?

Z: Yes, a doctor or a friend who can help you, but you prefer a doctor, aren't you?

B: Yes, a doctor, isn't a good idea?

Z: Yes, it is good but tell me one more thing...

B: No, sorry it is already late, and  I may  miss my bus, won't I?

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Comment by Onee-chan on Sunday

Bet sister,

I have to say that we normally use tag questions in statements or orders. A Wish... It sounds weird that we hope something but we are not sure. :)

So, the correction would be:

** You won't mind, will you? (OR just "I hope you won't mind")
** Okay, it won't be a weird question, will it? (OR "I hope it won't be a weird question")
** I think you are wearing in this way out of a quirk, aren't you?

** I have to wash them, don't I?

(Means: I have to wash them, do you think I don't have to?)

** ... you prefer a doctor, don't you?
** isn't it a good idea?
** I may miss my bus, mightn't I? (probability)

May as a request ---> I may use your computer, mayn't I? (very formal). May is rarely used in tag questions.

I'm sorry for my long response. I think it's very useful practice, to me as well. Thank you. 

Comment by bet on March 7, 2019 at 23:30

thanks a lot, marsha 

Comment by Marshaa on March 7, 2019 at 20:46

beautiful dear bet. liked it.

Comment by bet on March 6, 2019 at 19:06

thanks,  ocean...really happy to get your comment!

Onee, lol....who snows ...who is it?...lol...okay you better ask Zivi.....oh....i wanted to see his reaction?!

Yes, it is weird....sorry for the wrong spelling!

Comment by Ocean on March 6, 2019 at 16:45

wonderful!


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Comment by Onee-chan on March 6, 2019 at 9:06

Dear bet sister, I'm sorry for my belated response. ^^

Thank you for participating the challenge and trying to use tag questions. 

Why did you leave Z alone in the mid of the dialogue?? lol..... Interesting end.

I will try to correct later, but let me ask two questions.

Do you mean weird for the word wired?? and

Tell me Z is Zivi? :)))

Have a great day! ^^

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