Note on Question Tags

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Question tags are short questions that are added to statements or imperatives to turn into questions.We use it to confirm information.

Auxiliary verbs of Tags:

  1. Use the auxiliary of the statement as the auxiliary of the tag.Contracted forms should be used.
  • He didn't invite you, did he?
  1. Use the first auxiliary verb to form tag questions.
  • He will have a new bike, won't he?
  1. If there is no auxiliary verb in the sentences we use do verbs.to form tag questions.
  • She sings well, doesn't she?
  1. Singular auxiliary verbs( is, was, has, does) change to plural auxiliary verbs (are, were, have, do) to form tags if the subjects of the statements are somebody, someone,nobody,etc.
  • Somebody helps me, don't they?

Subject of tags:

  • Use the subject pronouns of the statements as the subjects of tags.
  • If there are nouns, indefinite pronouns or two pronouns in the subject, replace them wth single pronouns.

Chart showing subject of tag:

Subjects of statements Subject of tags Example
I I I love singing, don't I?
.....and I We Shital and I enjoy singing, don't we?
You and...... You You and Anil can do it,
singular males he Amit is an engineer, isn't he?
singular females she Sujata is a nurse, isn't she?

This/That.....

uncountable noun

Singular thing/Animal

Something/Nothing/Everything

it

This is my book, isn't it?

Orange juice is tasty, isn't it?

Dog is our favourite animal, isn't it?

Something was missing, wasn't it?

These/Those

Plural nouns

Somebody/Everybody/Nobody

Somone/Everyone........

they

These answers are correct, aren't they?

They bunk classes, don't they?

Somebody calls me up, don't they?

There there

There is my mobile on the desk, isn't there?

One+ Verb one

One can do mistakes, can't one?

Question tags with imperatives

When we use question tags with imperatives, we usually use won't for invitations and can, can't, will, would to oyhers and will with negative imperatives.

  • Have some juice, won't you?
  • Close the window, would you?
  • Let's go, shall we?
  • Don't do it again, will you?

  • Question tags are short questions that are added to statements or imperatives to turn into questions.
  • Use the auxiliary of the statement as the auxiliary of the tag.
  • Use the subject pronouns of the statements as the subjects of tags.
  • Use the first auxiliary verb to form tag questions.
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Rahul

Everybody has right to get job,........?


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Ram Kumar

i needn't worry about you?


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Anita kunwar

You ought to help her,....?


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luke

decribe about v1


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