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Which sentence has correct question tag, and why?

  1. There's little chance for me to win the game, isn't there?
  2. There's little chance for me to win the game, is there?
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  • Neither 1, nor 2, isn't it.
    – Graffito
    Jun 20, 2023 at 7:29

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The correct version ends with "is".

This type of affirmation-seeking usually uses a form contrary to what was asked, for example:

  • It is, isn't it?
  • It is not, is it?
  • There is a chance, isn't there?

However, although you're saying "there is little chance", this is a negative statement. The adjective 'little' in this context means 'negligible', or 'almost none'. It is essentially the same as saying "there is not much chance". So the confirmation takes a positive form:

There's little chance for me to win the game, is there?

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