Don't we

my1ststory

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Good evening dear Mentors.
In Gerald Murnane's "The Plains" I stumbled on this sentence:
"We've spent most of our lives out in the wind. We've seen the shadows of whole clouds lost on the miles of our grass. But we each remember, don't we, some afternoon on a verandah where the sunlight hardly reached through the leaves of creepers ... " -
what does "don't we", in the middle of the sentence, mean? is it a question? so, why there isn't a question mark after it?
Thank you.
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    It's a question. It could also be phrased like this: But we each remember some afternoon on a verandah where the sunlight hardly reached through the leaves of creepers, don't we?

    "Isn't that true?," in other words.
     

    my1ststory

    New Member
    HEBREW
    It's a question. It could also be phrased like this: But we each remember some afternoon on a verandah where the sunlight hardly reached through the leaves of creepers, don't we?

    "Isn't that true?," in other words.
    Thank you very much, The Newt.
     
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