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Question Tags

Rule – 1

A positive statement is followed by a negative question tag.

Examples:

  • Jack is from Spain, isn’t he?
  • Marry can speak English, can’t she?

Rule – 2

A negative statement is followed by a positive question tag.

Examples:

  • They aren’t funny, are they?
  • He shouldn’t say things like that, should he?

Rule – 3

When the verb in the main sentence is in simple present, we form the question tag with do/does.

Examples:

  • You play the guitar, don’t you?
  • Sania likes tennis. doesn’t she?

Rule – 4

If the verb is in the simple past, we use ‘did’.

Examples:

  • They went to the cinema, didn’t they?
  • She studied in New Zealand, didn’t she?

Rule – 5

When the statement contains a word with a negative meaning, the question tag needs to be positive.

Examples:

  • He hardly ever speaks, does he?
  • They rarely eat in restaurants, do they?

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Rule – 6

If the statement has a modal, It is repeated in the tag.

Examples:

  • Parul can go herself, can’t she?
  • You should get up early, shouldn’t you?
  • You wouldn’t do that, would you ?
  • We must help them, mustn’t we?

Rule – 7

With the Simple Present tense, we use ‘do’, ‘does’, ‘don’t’, ‘doesn’t’, while with the simple past tense, we use ‘did’, ‘didn’t’. With the present perfect we use, ‘have’, ‘haven’t’.

Examples:

  • They like going to the movie theatre, don’t they?
  • You don’t take sugar in tea, do you?
  • Raju listens to music, doesn’t he ?
  • You all watched TV during the night, didn’t you?

Rule – 8

Question tags with ‘have’ and ‘do’ are often possible after the auxiliary ‘have’ or ‘has’.

Examples:

  • Kumar has two cars, hasn’t he? Or doesn’t he?
  • She has a nice kitten, hasn’t she? Or doesn’t she?
  • You haven’t a house, have you? Or Do you?
  • They have a garden, haven’t they? Or don’t they?

Rule – 9

If the statement contains words, such as no, no one, nothing, nobody, scarcely, hardly, hardly ever, never, neither, seldom, under no circumstances, etc, it is considered a negative statement and followed by an affirmative tag.

Examples:

  • Julia hardly ever drinks Coke, does she?
  • Nothing will cure his illness, will it?
  • He never acts like a gentleman, does he?
  • She is hardly the right person for the job, is she?
  • It is no good, is it?

Rule – 10

If the subject of the statement is somebody, anybody, nobody, everybody, no one and neither – you use the pronoun ‘they’ in question tag.

Examples:

  • Somebody entered the garden, didn’t they?
  • Everybody was upset, weren’t they?
  • No body objects to the plan, do they?

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Rule – 11

When the subject of the statement is ‘that’ or this’ the pronoun in the tag is ‘it’. the pronoun ‘they’ is for their plural forms – these and those.

Examples:

  • This is expensive necklace, isn’t it?
  • Those are very naughty children, aren’t they?
  • That wasn’t big surprise, was it?
  • These weren’t yours, were they?

Rule – 12

When we use a ‘there + be’ combination in a sentence, the pronoun in the tag is ‘there’.

Examples:

  • There isn’t a hotel next to the museum, is there?
  • There won’t be any trouble, will there?
  • There is a bus to Atlantic City every hour, isn’t there?
  • There weren’t any children at school, were there?

Rule – 13

When ‘let’s’ is used in a sentence, the question tag used is ‘shall we?”

Examples:

  • Let’s go to the movie theatre, shall we?
  • Let’s have a party, shall we?
  • Let’s drink tea, shall we?

Rule – 14

‘Have to’ is considered Simple Present and ‘had to’ is considered Simple past.

Examples:

  • Your father has to wear glasses, doesn’t he?
  • They don’t have to come early, do they?
  • We had to borrow some money to buy a new house, didn’t we?
  • They didn’t have to read the story book, did they?

Rule – 15

Some introductory phrases such as ‘I am afraid’, ‘I think’, ‘ I believe’, ‘I am sure’, ‘I suspect’ , ‘I suppose’, It appears that’ , ‘It seems that’ , ‘It looks ……. if, ‘as far as I remember’, as far as I can see’, etc. don’t affect question, except for the transfer of negation.

Examples:

  • I suppose you are not serious, are you?
  • I think my mom returned home, didn’t she?
  • I don’t suppose you are serious, are you?

 

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Rule – 16

If the subject of the sentence is everything, nothing, something, anything the pronoun in the tag is ‘it’.

Examples:

  • Everything is ready, isn’t it? ; Nothing has the end, has it?
  • Anything is possible, isn’t it?

Rule – 17

After positive imperatives, we use ‘will you’, ‘won’t you’, ‘can you’, ‘can’t you’, ‘could you’, etc. Yet for the negative imperatives we only use ‘will you?’

Examples:

  • Open the door, will you/ won’t you, can you, could you, etc.
  • Don’t play with your toys, will you?

Rule – 18

After ‘I am’, the tag used is ‘aren’t’.

Examples:

  • I am your father, aren’t I? ; I am a bit late, aren’t I? ;
  • I am a teacher, aren’t I?

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