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Hi,

Raja myself, is new to this forum.

Hope you take me in.

Now my question..

How does a question tag appear on command and pleasing sentence?

For example, "Come here, ..............." (command)

"Please come here, ...................." (please)

Waiting for your replies and support.

Regards

Raja
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Hi Raja,

Welcome to the Forum.

I already answered this in your earlier thread.

http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/QuestionTag/kgnvv/post.htm

Clive
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"Come here, will you?"

"Please come here, won't you?"


'Will you?' is also possible in the polite request.

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Hey Clive,

Thanks.

I just registered and posted the same question for immediate replies.

I heard from a teacher saying, when we use commanding tone, it comes this way: "come here, won't you?" and when we please, "please come here, will you?"

I would appreciate if you could clarify me this.

Regards

Raja
Hi,

I heard from a teacher saying, when we use commanding tone, it comes this way:

"come here, won't you?" I wouldn't say that your teacher is wrong, but consider these cultural comments.

In my culture, we rarely issue commands without 'Please', unless we are eg an army officer. Such a person would not say 'won't you'.

The use of 'won't you' to soften the command suggests to me possibly a mother speaking to a child.

You might possibly be thinking of a boss speaking to his employee.

Here in Canada, my experience is that the command form is rarely used in such a relationship.

Typically, the boss says something like 'Clive, can you come here, please?'

This is what my wife says to me, too. Emotion: big smile

and when we say please, "please come here, will you?"

Best wishes, Clive
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Thanks Clive.. I'm clear now.

Regards

Raja
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