That's not nice, is it?


That's not nice, is that?

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This type of question is called a tag question (question tag in the UK). The most common form is a negated verb and a personal pronoun for positive statements and the reverse for negative ones.

You're John Smith, aren't you?

That's not John Smith, is it?

Using a demonstrative pronoun such as "this" or "that" in this construction instead of a personal pronoun would be highly non-idiomatic (i.e., wrong).

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