Learn English – Question tag for a sentence of future tense

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For a sentence of future tense, one containing a form of the verb "be", should the question tag include that form of "be"?

Example:

Which sentence is correct?

  1. I would be in the city, wouldn't I be?
  2. I would be in the city, wouldn't I?

Best Answer

You don't need to reuse the 'be' - it is implied, so the second sentence is correct.

Similarly, 'I could sit on that chair, couldn't I?'