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TAG QUESTIONS ,[object Object]
[object Object],TAG QUESTIONS
TAG QUESTIONS  BASIC STRUCTURE + Positive statement - Negative tag? It is a great day, isn’t it? -  Negative statement  + Positive tag? You don’t know her, do you?
TAG QUESTIONS
Examples with positive statements Positive statement [ + ] Negative tag [ -  ] Subject Auxiliary Main verb Auxiliary Not  Personal pronoun (same as subject) She  is  cooking, is n’t she? You  like icecream, do n’t you? They  will stay home, wo n’t they? He  can play chess, can n’t he? We should go home, should n’t we? Jenny was busy, was n’t she? You  are French, are n’t you? They have finished have n’t they?
Examples with positive statements
Examples with negative statements Negative statement [ - ] Positive tag [ + ] Subject  Auxiliary Main verb auxiliary Personal pronouns It  is n’t snowing, is It? You have never been there have you? She  does n’t like pork, does she? they did n’t practice today did they? he can n’t come, can he? We  should n’t drink much, should we? They  are n’t home, are they? Jane was n’t sick was she?
Special cases I  am  right,  are n't I? aren't I ( not  amn't I) You  have  to go,  do n't you? you (do) have to go... I  have been  answering,  have n't I? use first auxiliary Nothing  came in the post,  did  it? treat statements with nothing, nobody etc like negative statements Let's  go, shall we? let's = let us He 'd  better do it,  had n't he? he had better (no auxiliary)
 
MIXED EXAMPLES ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
INTONATION ,[object Object]
INTONATION intonation You don't know where my wallet is, do you? rising real question It's a beautiful view, isn't it? falling not a real question
QUESTIONS TAGS WITH IMPERATIVES ,[object Object]
QUESTIONS TAGS WITH IMPERATIVES Imperative + question tags Notes: invitation Take a seat, won't you? polite order Help me, can you? quite friendly Help me, can't you? quite friendly (some irritation?) Close the door, would you? quite polite Do it now, will you? less polite Don't forget, will you? with negative imperatives only  will  is possible
By CAMILO HERRERA  JORGE MOLINA Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigó Faculty of Education
REFERENCES ,[object Object]

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  • 4. TAG QUESTIONS BASIC STRUCTURE + Positive statement - Negative tag? It is a great day, isn’t it? - Negative statement + Positive tag? You don’t know her, do you?
  • 6. Examples with positive statements Positive statement [ + ] Negative tag [ - ] Subject Auxiliary Main verb Auxiliary Not Personal pronoun (same as subject) She is cooking, is n’t she? You like icecream, do n’t you? They will stay home, wo n’t they? He can play chess, can n’t he? We should go home, should n’t we? Jenny was busy, was n’t she? You are French, are n’t you? They have finished have n’t they?
  • 8. Examples with negative statements Negative statement [ - ] Positive tag [ + ] Subject Auxiliary Main verb auxiliary Personal pronouns It is n’t snowing, is It? You have never been there have you? She does n’t like pork, does she? they did n’t practice today did they? he can n’t come, can he? We should n’t drink much, should we? They are n’t home, are they? Jane was n’t sick was she?
  • 9. Special cases I  am  right,  are n't I? aren't I ( not  amn't I) You  have  to go,  do n't you? you (do) have to go... I  have been  answering,  have n't I? use first auxiliary Nothing  came in the post,  did  it? treat statements with nothing, nobody etc like negative statements Let's  go, shall we? let's = let us He 'd  better do it,  had n't he? he had better (no auxiliary)
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  • 13. INTONATION intonation You don't know where my wallet is, do you? rising real question It's a beautiful view, isn't it? falling not a real question
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  • 15. QUESTIONS TAGS WITH IMPERATIVES Imperative + question tags Notes: invitation Take a seat, won't you? polite order Help me, can you? quite friendly Help me, can't you? quite friendly (some irritation?) Close the door, would you? quite polite Do it now, will you? less polite Don't forget, will you? with negative imperatives only  will  is possible
  • 16. By CAMILO HERRERA JORGE MOLINA Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigó Faculty of Education
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