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Affirmative sentence is used with negative tag, while negative sentence is used with affirmative tag, at the end of the sentence.

He could have bought something to eat, couldn't he?

I think it’s time. We must leave now, mustn’t we?

Your son is collecting stamps, isn't he?

The children were yelling in the classroom, weren’t they?


You father can help you, can’t he?

I am doing it right, aren’t I?

They often watch TV till late in the evening, don't they?

Determiners: neither, either, most, much, many...

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Just a little about neither of,  neither,  either,  many, much or a lot of...

Neither of my parents can use a computer.   (verb affirmative, of + noun in plural)

 Neither of them goes to work.  (verb affirmative, of + pronoun in plural)

Neither test is perfect.  (verb affirmative, noun in singular without "of")

 ‘I can’t cook.’ -> 

Neither can I.’   (verb affirmative)

 ‘My mother can’t ride the bike.’  ->

‘I can’t  either.’   (verb negative + either)

 I don’t go out too much these days. (much -> uncountable)

 I haven’t got much time.  (much -> uncountable)

 My mother has got a lot of outfits but she doesn’t wear many accessories..  

 You haven’t slept much. (much -> uncountable)

 Most ham is made from pork in this restaurant. 

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Have you ever wondered when do we use "a" and when "an" in front of words starting with "u"? Or even with "e" or "h"?

Look at these:  an egg, a euroan uncle, an umbrella, a university, an hour, an honest student, a house,

They are all correct. Let's see the rules:

It is a  /ə/ before most sounds:

a cat, a dog, a house

It is an /ən/ before vowel sounds:

an apple,  an uncle

It is an /ən/ before the letter 'h' only when it is silent, we do not read the 'h':

an hour, an honest student 

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Grammatically, "also" can stay in different places in a sentence and be correct, but... the place of "also" is important regarding the meaning and the emphasis of the sentence.

The purpose of also is to join two ideas.
Let's say  the first idea is that "I think something"
and the second one is "what I think":
Look at the different places of also and try to see the meaning;

Also, I think that my father should  buy a new car.
I also think that my father should buy a new car.
I think that my father also should buy a new car.
I think that my father should also buy a new car.
I think my father should buy a new car also.
The position of "also" changes the emphasis and the meaning.
What is "also" actually?
"Also" is an adverb, that's why its best position is near the verb, but if you want to focus on other part of the sentence, you can change the position.
"Also" highlights the word near it.

Well, this is about emphasis.


When it's not about the focus:

"Also" comes in affirmative sentences to add another one like the first:


Mother loves Al Pacino's films.

Dad  also loves him. I love sport. I also love a good meal.

"1. Also" comes after "to be."

I am also your friend.

2. but  before all other verbs.

also run in the morning.

"also" stays after have or be and before the participle or verb+ing.

I have also finished the project.

I am also working a lot.

I can also play football.

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