- Nasie 2 weeks ago
Am I not a bit "long in the tooth" to be starting an undergraduate level education?"
We don't use "are" w/ "I", which is precisely why I amended your original sentence to start with "Am I not a....".
re: "tag questions": "am I not" is correct. "Aren't I...", while in poular use in vernacular (American and UK) English, is grammatically incorrect. Butthat doesn't stop most Americans (and British) so-called "native English" users/speakers from misusing their language.
Cold, harsh reality my English-as-a-second-language learnng friends: be careful in the so-called "native English" users/speakers you from whom you choose to "learn" our language.