Element FORM/USE: NEGATIVE INTERROGATIVE
SuperCat CLAUSES
SubCat phrases/exclamations
Lexical Range N/A
Level B2
Cando Can use the negative interrogative form of an auxiliary verb to express surprise or enthusiasm.
Corrected Learner Example Wouldn't it be wonderful! (Russian, B2 VANTAGE)

Doesn't that sound excellent to you?! (Denmark; B2 VANTAGE; 1999; Danish; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments No evidence of other auxiliary verbs in this structure. Very low frequency because of lack of spoken data.

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