Mar 15, 2022


Question tags are short questions at the end of statements. They are mainly used in speech when we want to: confirm that something is true or not, or to encourage a reply from the person we are speaking to.

BASIC RULE There are two parts: sentence + tag question If the sentence is affirmative, the tag will be negative. And if the sentence is negative, the tag will be positive.

Affirmative– Negative Is — isn’t/is not; is never Are — aren’t/are not; are never Was- wasn’t/was not; was never Were- weren’t/ were not; were never Will— won’t/will not; will never Can– can’t/ cannot; can never Do– don’t/do not Has– hasn’t/ has not; has never Have– haven’t/have not; have never Would– wouldn’t/ would not; would never Could- couldn’t/could not; could never *Hardly (negative) *Let us/Let's------ shall we?

Affirmative Sentence/ Negative Tag You are Tom, aren’t you? Mike can play the piano, can't he? It's a lovely day, isn't it? You will go there, won't you?

Negative Sentence/ Affirmative Tag He isn’t Joe, is he? She can't cook, can she? You didn't do your homework, did you? You won't see her, will you?

QUIZ 1. Mary has answered the teacher's question, ______?

2. The boy is from Turkey, ______?

3. Sue wasn't listening,

4. Andrew isn't sleeping, _____?

5. Tom and Maria will arrive at Heathrow, ______?

6. He's been to Texas, _____?

7. Dogs like meat, ______?

8. There are some apples left, _____?

9. Let's go, _____?

10. Don't smoke, ______?

11. He'll never know, _____?

12. Lovely day today, ____?

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