The start of Series 3 brings bad news. Tony's Café has been burgled! Or has it?

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Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Dear Peter M,
thank you for your immediate reply , I appreciate all you are doing for us and I've been always learning things from all of you...

Dear Team,here it is a headline sentence: ''Tony's Café has been burgled! Or has it?'' Is this correct or it needs ''...hasn't it '' instead of ''has it''?

Hello nikoslado,
The sentence is correct. It is not a tag question asking for confirmation, but rather a separate sentence suggesting the statement may not be true, with the repeated information omitted:
"Tony's Café has been burgled! Or has Tony's Café been burgled?"
The LearnEnglish Team



Sir, which is the right way to say it:
1) I don't know whether should I go with her or not?
2) I don't know whether I should go with her or not?
In my opinion 1st one is correct as it is a question.

Thank you

Hello SahilK,

I'm afraid neither of these are correctly formed reported questions, though 2 would be correct if you simply changed the question mark to a full stop. Please see the page I linked to for an explanation of how to form indirect questions.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

good morning,
I don't understand very well the sentence " Let's just nip into the cafe .....
If I look intio the diccionary for nip the meaning is completely different.

Hello concha62,

'nip in' means to go in quickly. Harry doesn't want to spend a long time there, just long enough to eat breakfast.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir I am confused in the way , is used in the sentences. I know its one usage is when we are telling about a lot of things in a row for example: You should be intelligent, smart and brave. But when I see sentences like:
1) On Wednesday, Sam will complete one year at the helm of Tata Sons Ltd, the holding company of the salt-to-software conglomerate.
2) As a businessman, I feel things here are substantially more above board.
And the list goes on. I mean, I use them a lot of the times unknowingly but I don't know why we use them and I hope you would help me in this.
Thank you in advance