Explanation about Question Tag

Explanation about Question Tag

Question Tag

Explanation about Question Tag

       A Question tag is a short question at the end of statement. It is 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. (Also read : Types of Conditional Sentence)

Form of question tag

Auxiliary + pronoun + ?

There are two main parts of question tag. They are main statement and question tag.

So the form is

Statement, Question Tag

Example

We are students, aren’t we?

We are students = statement

aren’t we = question tag

Pay attention of the following information:

  1. If main statement is positive ( + ), question tag should be negative ( – )

Example            

  • She is an artist, isn’t she?
  • They will go home, won’t they?
  1. If main statement is negative ( – ), question tag should be positive ( + )

Example

  • He didn’t play in the yard, did he?
  • We can’t stay here, can we?
If subject in main statement is pronoun, subject in question tag should be the same as subject in main statement. (Also read other article at :

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