Tag question: I hope we'll stay in touch with each other ... ?

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Dalian

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hello, could anybody help me with a tag question problem?
The sentence is: I hope we'll stay in touch with each other.
What's the appropriate tag question to it? Is it "don't you?", "don't I?" or "won't we?" Which one sounds more natural?
Thank you.

-Dalian
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Adding a question tag to this sentence would actually be quite odd.

    Why do you want to do so?
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    It is a strange sentence to want to attach a tag question to - but if I must, the tag question would be "don't I".
    The tag question should relate to the main verb, I believe.
    If you change the sentence, the tag question would change:
    We'll stay in touch with each other, won't we?
    You hope we'll stay in touch with each other, don't you?
     
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