Tag questions

Tag questions

A tag question is a kind of question that is added to the end of a question. It uses an auxiliary verb

When the main verb is positive, the tag question is negative.

Example: The weather is great today, isn’t it? 

Example: She has nice eyes, doesn’t she?

Example: He did his homework, didn’t he?

 

When the main verb is negative, the tag question is positive.

Example: She wasn’t happy, was she?

Example: She didn’t have a car, did she?

Example: He isn’t a real doctor, is he?

 

We have two types of intonations for tag questions: rising and falling.

When you use rising intonation, you wanna make sure that the information is correct. You are somehow checking out the accuracy of the information.

When you use falling intonation, you are seeking for agreement.  It means you are almost certain that the other person agrees with you.

  • Note: Notice that ‘am I?’ becomes ‘aren’t I?’ in tag questions.

 Example: I look gorgeous, aren’t I? 

 

Exercises

Write a tag question for each sentence.

  1. You haven’t seen this movie, ……………………?
  2. She is a surgeon, ………………?
  3. I don’t need to finish it today, ………………?
  4. John drinks coffee, ……………….?
  5. She could hear me out, ……………………….?
  6. I am never on time, …………………….?
  7. She can run fast enough, ………………………..?
  8. Nobody has called for her, ………………..?
  9. Yesterday was a fun day, ………………..?
  10. Your mom hadn’t met her before, …………………….?
  11. I said that last night, ……………………?
  12. I am always on time, ……………………?
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zahra hosseini

1.have you
2.isn’t she
3.do I
4.doesn’t he
5.couldn’t she
6.aren’t I
7.can’t she
8.haven’t they
9.wasn’t it
10.had she
11.didn’t I
12.aren’t I

Amir hosein Alizadeh

1- have you
2-isnt she
3- do i
4- doesnt he
5-couldnt she
6-arent i
7-cant she
8-havent they
9-wasnt it
10-had she
11-didnt i
12-arent i

maryam kheibary

1. Have you
2. Isn’t she
3.do I
4.dosn’t he
5. Couldn’t she
6.aren’t I
7.can’t she
8.hasn’t they
9.wasn’t it
10.had she
11.didn’t i
12.aren’t i

Zeinab Karimian

1have you
2-isn’t she
3-do I
4-doesn’t he
5-couldn’t she
6-aren’t I
7-can’t she
8-haven’t they
9-wasn’t it
10-had she
11-didn’t I
12-aren’t I

samira alitaneh

1.have you
2.isn’t she
3.do I
4.doesn’t he
5.couldn’t she
6.aren’t I
7.can’t she
8.haven’t they
9.wasn’t it
10.had she
11.didn’t I
12.aren’t I

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