statementquestion tag + Positive statement, - negative tag? Snow is white, isn't it? - Negative statement, + positive tag? You don't like me, do you? The basic structure is: Notice that the question tag repeats the auxiliary verb (or main verb when be) from the statement and changes it to negative or positive.
Form auxiliary verb + subject We use the same auxiliary verb in the tag as in the main sentence. If there is no auxiliary verb, we use do. You live in Spain, don't you? If the auxiliary verb in the sentence is affirmative, the tag is negative. You' re Spanish, aren't you? If the auxiliary verb in the sentence is negative, the tag is affirmative. You' re not Spanish, are you?
Meaning We use tag questions to confirm or check information or ask for agreement. You want to come with me, don't you? You can swim, can't you? You don't know where the boss is, do you ? This meal is horrible, isn't it? That film was fantastic, wasn't it? We use tag questions to check whether something is true. The meeting's tomorrow at 9am, isn't it ? You won't go without me, will you ?
Pronunciation If we don't know the answer, it is a real question and we use arising intonation with the tag question. You don't know where the boss is, do you ? If we know the answer and are just confirming the information we use a falling intonation with the tag question. That film was fantastic, wasn't it ?
Los tag questions son pequeñas frases o preguntas (mini-questions) que se colocan al final de una oración afirmativa o negativa y que generalmente tienen como objetivo confirmar o negar el contenido de la frase misma. Es el equivalente al ¿verdad?español o al ¿no? más utilizado en países de América. TRES REGLAS BASICAS QUE DEBES RECORDAR 1. Los tag questions utilizan siempre los verbos auxiliares. 2. Con oraciones afirmativas utilizamos un tag question en NEGATIVO. 3. Con oraciones negativas utilizamos un tag question en AFIRMATIVO o POSITIVO.
a) ORACIONES AFIRMATIVAS CON EL VERBO TO BE EN PRESENT SIMPLE O CONTINUO. Se utiliza la misma forma del verbo en NEGATIVO: aren't you? isn't he? isn't she? isn't it? aren't we? aren't you? aren't they? Aquí tienes algunos ejemplos: It's a beautiful day, isn't it? (Es un día hermoso, ¿no?) Martha is angry, isn't she? (Marta está enojada, ¿verdad?) You are really tired, aren't you? (Estás muy cansado, ¿no?) They're very nice people, aren't they? (Son personas muy agradables, ¿no?) You are coming tomorrow, aren't you? (Vas a venir mañana, ¿verdad?) Pedro's flying now, isn't he? (Pedro está volando en estos momentos, ¿no?) Por favor recuerda que, en inglés americano y UNICAMENTE en este caso en particular, para la primera persona del verbo to be se utiliza aren't I? como equivalente de am I not?: I'm late, aren't I? (Llego tarde, ¿no?) I'm arriving late at night, aren't I? (LLegaré tarde por la noche, ¿no?)
Here ´s a chant: You have some chocolate, dont you? Youll share it with me, wont you. He likes chocolate, doesnt he? Hell share it with me, wont he? He doesnt like cabbage, does he? He wont eat cabbage, will he? Youre going to the zoo, arent you? You can take me too, cant you? They cant go, can they? Theyll stay at home, wont they?