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Question tags ppt

  1. 1. QUESTION TAGS<br />
  2. 2. QUESTION TAGS<br />WHAT IS A QT AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?<br /><ul><li>A questiontagis a short question at theend of a sentenceusingthefollowingform:</li></ul> (SENTENCE) , auxiliaryverb + Subject?<br /><ul><li>We use a questiontag:
  3. 3. Toasksomeonetoagreewithus. Intonationgoingdown</li></ul>e.g. Todayit’sextremelyhot, isn’tit?<br /><ul><li>Tocheckifsomethingis true. Intonationgoing up </li></ul>e.g. You’reDan’ssister, aren’tyou?<br />
  4. 4. QUESTION TAGS<br />HOW DO WE FORM A QT?<br /><ul><li>Auxiliaryverb: </li></ul>Ifthemainverb in thesentenceisnegative, toformthetagwe use thecorrespondingaffirmativeauxiliaryverb, and theotherway round.<br />e.g. Theydidn’tagreewithus, didthey?<br />e.g. Sueis living in Paris rightnow, isn’tshe?<br /><ul><li>Subject:</li></ul>Thesubjectused in the QT isthesamethatwehave in thesentence, but in thepronounform. <br />e.g. Lorna and Mattare happytogether, aren’tthey?<br />
  5. 5. QUESTION TAGS<br />SOME EXCEPTIONS<br /><ul><li>Let’s……, shallwe?</li></ul>e.g. Let’ssunbathetoday, shallwe?<br /><ul><li>I’m……., aren’t I?</li></ul>e.g. I’mgetting red, aren’t I?<br /><ul><li>Imperative…….., will/would/couldyou?</li></ul>e.g. Pass me thesalt, willyou?<br /><ul><li>Negativewords(no, never, hardly, nobody, little…) stand fornegativeverb, so weneed a positive tag. </li></ul>e.g. He never comes, does he?<br />e.g. Thereis no reasonforleavingnow, isthere?<br /><ul><li>There …..., ……. there?</li></ul>e.g. Thereis a lot of homeworktoday, isn’tthere?<br /><ul><li>Indefinitepronouns as subjects(someone, everybody, anybody, nobody…) are substitutedby “they” in the QT. </li></ul>e.g. Someonewill come, won’tthey?<br /><ul><li>Nothing and everythingare substitutedby“it” in the QT. </li></ul>e.g. Everythingis OK, isn’tit?<br /><ul><li>After principal verb ”have”, QTs with ”have” and ”do” are often both possible. </li></ul>Note that “do” is more common in American English.<br /> e.g. They have a farm house, haven’t / don’t they?<br />
  6. 6. QUESTION TAGS<br />EXERCISES<br />

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