Because, although, tag questions

  1. Because he is very handsome, she loves him very much, doesn’t she?
  2. She loves him very much because he is very handsome, isn’t he?
  3. Although he is very handsome, she doesn’t love him, does she?
  4. She doesn’t love him although he is very handsome, isn’t he?
    Are the above tag questions acceptable to native speakers?
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You are mixing two different things in the same sentence. That makes it awkward.

“1. Because he is very handsome, she loves him very much, doesn’t she?

You can say the following:
Because he is very handsome, she loves him very much.
She loves him very much, doesn’t she?

Mixing them in the same sentence is awkward.

“2. She loves him very much because he is very handsome, isn’t he?

She loves him very much because he is very handsome.
He is very handsome, isn’t he?

Same as #1. Mixing them in one sentence is awkward. Same with #3 and 4.

She doesn’t love him, although he is very handsome.
She doesn’t love him even though he is very handsome.

The above two sentenced have different meanings. So it depends on what you want to say.

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What’s the difference in meaning between the two sentences?

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The difference is subtle.

  1. She doesn’t love him, although he is very handsome.

This is more like two separate thoughts. “She doesn’t love him.” is a complete thought. “although he is very handsome” is additional information that’s not needed for the basic point. It’s a secondary thought.

  1. She doesn’t love him even though he is very handsome.

When you say “even though” it ties the second part more strongly to the first part. It becomes an integral part of the sentence.

I’m not sure if these are considered non-restrictive and restrictive clauses, but it’s similar. It’s about additional unnecessary information vs necessary information to make the main point. This is also why I use a comma in the first sentence and not the second.

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I agree that the sentences are awkward.
In particular ##2&4 start on one topic, “She loves him very much” but ends on another “he is very handsome, isn’t he?”

Numbers 1&3 are a little better, but they also mix styles. The tag questions are an informal, gossipy, spoken style while the first part of the sentence, “Because he is very handsome“ is a more formal written style.

Another thing is the overall idea that because he is handsome, she must love him. But that’s a completely different discussion.

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I think I figured out why these sentences are awkward.

The original sentences express two ideas, which is fine.
Then they ask if you agree.

I will make the same changes to all four sentences. I will only change the question at the end. The rest is the same.

  1. Because he is very handsome, she loves him very much. Do you agree?
  2. She loves him very much because he is very handsome. Do you agree?
  3. Although he is very handsome, she doesn’t love him. Do you agree?
  4. She doesn’t love him although he is very handsome. Do you agree?

The above sentences remove most of the awkwardness.

All four of the original sentences expressed two ideas. One idea used a masculine pronoun. The other idea used a feminine pronoun. The use of a gender pronoun in the question split the sentence and asked if you agree with just half of it.

By making the question a separate sentence, and not using a gender pronoun, it asks if you agree with the entire sentence.

The use of a gender pronoun in the question causes the reader to mentally split the sentence and try to figure out what they are agreeing with. That’s what makes it awkward.

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https://www.englishclub.com/esl-forums/viewtopic.php?t=43107

  1. Because Mom isn’t home, I will do it by myself , ___ ___?

  2. I will do it by myself because Mom isn’t home, ___ ___?

  3. won’t I

  4. is she

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