Does appending no to a statement make it a question?
E.g., "You decided to wait for me elsewhere than we had agreed, no?"
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As a native speaker I don't often find myself using no in this way, but sometimes I may attach no to the end of a statement to turn it into a question, especially if I'm expressing doubt.
There are, however, some situations where this wouldn't sound right and you would normally say something different. Some examples:
But you arrived in town last night, no?
Is a good example of where the appending of no works. But, to me, it is more natural to say something like:
But didn't you arrive in town last night?
But you arrived in town last night, didn't you?
She was on her way to work, no?
Sounds better as:
She was on her way to work, wasn't she?
"..., right?" can also be used to express doubt and can be a better indication to the person you're talking to that you are asking them a question and would like a response. For example:
You took the ferry, right?
He had a lot to eat, right?
I don’t normally see ‘no’ attached at the end of an interrogative statement. But I’ve seen some people using it informally. I wonder if this style is even acceptable in written English?
Here’s a link from grammar girl on how to format a question