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Rule "mismatched verbs and tag question operators"

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Description: mismatched verbs and tag question operators
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Message: In a tag question, the operator (verb) must match the verb ‘was’.
Category: Punctuation (ID: PUNCTUATION)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I was late, didn't I?
    Correction suggestion: wasn't I
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • If he was to return at 7, why didn't he?
  • It sure took you a long time to figure out what the problem was, didn't it?
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Version: 6.4-SNAPSHOT (2024-02-22 22:33:07 +0100)