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Is the sentence below correct?

He sent you here, did he?

I have learned that in English the first form of the verb is used with did.

Did he send you?

Even I feel the sentence below is correct:

He has sent you here, has he?

1

He sent you here, did he?

and

Did he send you?

and

He has sent you here, has he?

are all perfect English.

If sentence 2 ended with "here" it would mean the same as sentence 1.

sentence 1 is a little more idiomatic than sentence 2, which is a little abrupt. They are both in the Past tense.

BUT sentence 3 is in the Present Perfect tense.

  • Both sentences has same meaning?. Please explain in context – user4084 Jun 30 '19 at 14:46
  • @user4084 Sorry. I've edited my answer. Does it help? I don't understand what else you want to know. – Old Brixtonian Jun 30 '19 at 16:17
  • Thanks , But Did with sent (past tense) is not english. Can u help me some other example?. He changed this , did he ? – user4084 Jun 30 '19 at 16:24
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    Are you sure this is correct? 1 and 3 both sound poorly constructed to my ear. Please can you add some references to your answer? – Bee Jul 31 '19 at 12:19
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    #1 is unusual but correct. It can be used to suggest the speaker is questioning the statement. “How did you find this place?” “He sent me here.” “He sent you here, did he?” In conversational English you might hear: “Oh, he sent you here, did he?” – whiskeychief Jul 31 '19 at 13:14

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