This grammar tutorial will show you how to use question tags on the end of your sentences.
What are question tags?
Question tags are short questions that we add to the end of a sentence in spoken English. Usually because we wan to get a reply.
- It was a good meal, wasn’t it?
- You haven’t had lunch yet, have you?
We auxiliary verbs like ‘have’, ‘was’, ‘will’, etc. or modals like ‘can’, ‘could’, etc.
It was a great film, wasn’t it?
You won’t tell my boss, will you?
If the sentence is formed with the present simple or past simple, the question tag is formed with the ‘do’, ‘does’ or ‘did’.
You like seafood, don’t you?
You went shopping yesterday, didn’t you?
How to form and use question tags
The basic rule is – positive sentence + negative tag.
- It’s cold today, isn’t it?
- The meal was terrible, wasn’t it?
Or, negative sentence + positive tag.
- It isn’t cold today, is it?
- The meal wasn’t great, was it?
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