- To answer the questions on Question Tags one has to know the right forms of the Tags.
- A Question-tag is a short question attached to a statement. It is commonly used in conversation to seek confirmation. Tag questions are always used in the short form and the subject is always pronoun and not a noun.
- Always a Comma is put between the statement and the question-tag.
- The verb in the tag is either the auxiliary used in the statement or one of the proper forms of Do; Does; or Did.
- An Affirmative statement takes a Negative tag and a Negative statement is followed by a Positive tag.
1. Positive Statements with Negative Tags
- I am healthy, aren't I?
- You have written, haven't you?
- He is gone, isn't he?
- She drank milk, didn't she?
- It is very beautiful, isn't it?
- We shall take tea, shan't we?
- You will come, won't you?
- They would reply, wouldn't they?
2. Negative Statement with Positive Tags
- I do not sleep in class, do I?
- You have no doubts, have you?
- He can't always play, can he?
- She did not carry an umbrella, did she?
- The picture is not interesting, is it?
- We have nowhere to play, have we?
- You are not clever, are you?
- None of them brought the book, did they?
3. Question Tags that follow the Imperatives
- Come in, won't you?
- Pass me that salt, will you? (Not a negative tag)
- Don't waste your time, will you?
- Stand erect, can;t you?
- Let's begin our classes, shall we?
- Please excuse me, won't you?