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What is question tag and how it is formed?
Question tags are formed by the same verb of the sentence (auxiliary verbs, the verb to be and modal verbs). Their structures are: Positive sentence + , + negative tag [auxiliary + not + subject]? Negative sentence + , + positive tag [auxiliary + subject]?
What is the rule of tag question?
If the main clause is positive, the question tag is usually negative, and if the main clause is negative, the question tag is positive. The sentence and the question tag must be in the same tense. If the Sentence is positive, the question tag must be negative and vice versa. Always use pronouns in the question tag.
Do as I say tag question?
Answer: Do as I say, will you? Explanation: because it’s a imperative sentence .
What are the four types of question tags?
Question tags are used in a number of ways: negative or positive, with or without auxiliary verb, with modal verb, etc.
- Negative question tag. If the main sentence is positive, the question tag should be negative.
- Positive question tag.
- Question tags with auxiliary verb.
- Question tags without auxiliary verb.
Question tags turn statements into yes-no questions. There are two types.
How do you form a tag question in English?
A tag question is a short question added to the end of a positive or negative statement. isn’t he? doesn’t he? won’t he? can’t he? How do you form a tag question? Normally a positive statement is followed by a negative tag, and a negative statement is followed by a positive tag.
When does a question tag take a positive form?
In other words, if the sentence is positive, the question tag takes the negative form of the auxiliary verb. If the sentence is negative, the question tag employs the positive form. Here’s a quick review of principle tenses, the auxiliary form they take, and an example of a positive and a negative question tag for each tense:
When do you use same way tag questions?
Same-way tag questions Although the basic structure of tag questions is positive-negative or negative-positive, it is sometimes possible to use a positive-positive or negative-negative structure. We use same-way tag questions to express interest, surprise, anger etc, and not to make real questions. Look at these positive-positive tag questions:
What is the structure of a tag question?
The basic structure of a tag question is: Notice that the tag repeats the auxiliary verb (or main verb when be) from the statement and changes it to negative or positive. Positive Statement Tag Questions Look at these examples with positive statements.