General Writing and Grammar Help/Deal?

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Dear Ted:

When do you use the tag question "Deal?"

Would you please give me some examples?

Many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

Answer
Dear Paolo:

When do you use the tag question "Deal?"


*** The question is used when two people have reached an agreement on something or some event or some course of action.  A physical gesture would be the shaking of hands in agreement.

EXAMPLES:

I'll bring food to the party, if you will bring the beverages.  Deal?

Jack and Jill make plans to meet the next day.  Jack says, "Let's meet at 10:00 s.m. at
the park.  Deal?"

*** Paolo, using the single word "deal" is a brief substitute for the question "Do we have a deal?"

Ted  

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