I would like to know whether there is a question tag for compound sentences.

There are question tags for complex sentences.For example:

I said that you were lazy.Didn't I?

What is the question tag for the sentences given below.

1.I am your learner and you are my mentor

2.English is difficult and I know It.

  • You could go with, “Right?” :-)
    – Jim
    Sep 4, 2019 at 6:05
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    A question tag just has to match any preceding matrix clause that it makes sense to question-tag. In this case, that can be either of the two clauses making up the compound sentence, or it can be the entire compound sentence as a whole; you’d use different tags for each of those three options. So no, there isn’t a question tag for compound sentences; there are as many as it makes sense to have. Sep 4, 2019 at 6:36
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    'English is difficult and I know it!' can't have a tag question, as 'and I know it' is an idiom meaning 'and that's the final word'. // 'I am your learner and you are my mentor' can only take a non-specific question tag like 'Correct?' or 'Isn't that the case?' // 'I am your learner ... and you are my mentor' takes the in-sentence tag for the second main clause: 'I am your learner ... and you are my mentor, aren't you?' Sep 4, 2019 at 15:10
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    BTW, "your learner" is not how we'd say it, we'd say "your student".
    – Barmar
    Sep 4, 2019 at 23:41

1 Answer 1


A case like
"English is difficult and I know it."
can take one of three tags:

  1. Isn't that so? ("English is difficult and I know it")
  2. Isn't it? ("English is difficult")
  3. Don't I? ("I know it")

Why was there a doubt?

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    @Kris.Is there any rule for this.I have not seen a question tag for a compound sentence. I think we can make two question tags which are not fully correct Sep 4, 2019 at 10:59
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    There's no rule that a compound sentence should not have a question tag, either.
    – Kris
    Sep 4, 2019 at 11:04
  • Thank you for answering the question.Is it worth down voting(not you) Sep 4, 2019 at 11:09
  • @kris.You commented that it was very to answer.Your answer was down voted.. What is the correct question tag for my sentence? Sep 8, 2019 at 16:05
  • my question was downvoted and the answer was downvoted too.I hope somebody will answer and get an upvote.Then I agree that it was a correct answer and right question tag. Sep 9, 2019 at 7:05

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