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  • 2 years ago

Hello! I'd like to know when I must to use the term " Am I not"in a question tag, because I have seen in an exercise the term "aren't I" and it put me in a doubt.

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  1. anonymous
    • 2 years ago
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    hi welcome to Openstudy :) “Aren’t I?” is commonly used and very acceptable in informal language. “Am I not?” is grammatical, but extremely formal, so in most contexts, “aren’t I?” is the preferred choice. The only exception is when you are writing a formal letter or an academic paper, and then you can either use “am I not?,” or even better, restructure the sentence to avoid using either of these forms. ~learnersdictionary

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