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Question tags: English Language

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Question tags: English Language

  1. 1. It’s a lovely day, isn’t it? Beautiful. We’re having an amazing day, aren’t we?
  2. 2. The students worked well together, didn’t they?
  3. 3. It’s a beautiful day, We’re having an amazing day, The students worked well together, isn’t it? aren’t we? didn’t they? .ask for agreement; .to find out more information; Question tags
  4. 4. Questions-tags are used to keep a conversation going.
  5. 5. You can agree or disagree with a sentence with a question-tag.
  6. 6. The answer yes means that the positive is true, and no means that the negative is true.
  7. 7. Tim isn’t here, Extreme sports can be dangerous, is he? can’t they? , , Tim he Extreme sports they Question tags Personal Pronouns
  8. 8. Tim isn’t here, Extreme sports can be dangerous, is he? can’t they? , , Tim he Extreme sports they Negative sentence Positive question tag Positive sentence Negative question tag Question tags + +
  9. 9. Note: Although the negative word not is not in the sentence, the sentence can be negative. Then we use the positive question-tag. never Hardly never rarely With:
  10. 10. He never goes out with his friends, does he?
  11. 11. They never go to school by car, do they?
  12. 12. They rarely eat in restaurants, do they?
  13. 13. Question tags 1- with an auxiliary or modal verb: The same modal or auxiliary verb must be used in the question tag.
  14. 14. Question tags 1- with an auxiliary or modal verb: be have can could Auxiliary and modal verbs: will would shall should do must might ought to
  15. 15. Robert is a good skater, isn’t he? Yes, very good. Elizabet can skate, can’t she? Yes, but not very well.
  16. 16. She hasn't eaten all the cake, has she?
  17. 17. Betty is texting her friend, isn’t she?
  18. 18. You will go with us, won’t you?
  19. 19. I’m your best friend, aren’t I?Note:
  20. 20. I’m late, aren’t I?
  21. 21. Question tags 2- without an auxiliary or modal verb: The auxiliary verb “do” must be used in the question tag. You bought me something, didn’t you?
  22. 22. Catherine really likes jogging, doesn’t she?
  23. 23. You like your school a lot, don’t you?
  24. 24. John performed well last night, didn’t he?
  25. 25. He played football last Sunday, didn’t he?
  26. 26. Question tags Present Simple You are happy, aren’t you? Past Simple You were happy, weren’t you? 3- The verb tense of the question tag is the same of the verb of the main sentence.
  27. 27. Bob plays very well, doesn’t he?Present Simple
  28. 28. Bob played very well, didn’t he? Past Simple
  29. 29. Melanie doesn’t eat meat, does she? No, she hates it.
  30. 30. No, he didn’t. James didn’t recognize me, did he?
  31. 31. Question tags 4- Finally, the meaning of a question tag depends on how you say it. If your voice goes down, you aren’t really making a question. This is your car, isn’t it?
  32. 32. Question tags You are only inviting the listener to agree with you. This is your car, isn’t it?
  33. 33. Tim doesn’t speak Japanese, does he? No, he doesn’t.
  34. 34. Question tags When we are not sure and want to check information, the intonation in the question tag goes up: He is from France, isn’t he?
  35. 35. You haven’t seen Tom today, have you? No, I’m afraid not.
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