2 You didn’t lock the door last night, did you? What are Question Tags?They are mini-questions, and they go at the end of a sentence in spoken English.You didn’t lock the door last night, did you?
3 The formation of Question Tags They always use an AUXILIARY (have/ has/ is/ are/ am/do/does/ did/ will/… + the SUBJECT.The subject is always a pronoun (for example: “you”)If the auxiliary in the tag is negative, it needs to use a contraction (for example: “haven’t”)You have seen Lisa today, haven’t you?Positive sentencesWe normally use a negative Question Tag after a positive sentence.Kate will be here soon, won’t she?Negative sentencesWe normally use a positive Question Tag after a negative sentence.They don’t like us, do they?
4 The meaning of Question Tags It depends on how you say it.
5 The intonation of Question Tags If the intonation goes down, you are inviting the listener to agree with you.She’s got a great sense of humour, doesn’t she?If the intonation goes up, it is a real question.You haven’t got a pen, have you?
6 ANSWERING QUESTION TAGS If the information is correct, you use a short answer.You haven’t been to the USA, have you?No, I haven’t.But you’ve been to Africa, haven’t you?Yes, I have.If the information is not correct, you use ACTUALLY to sound more polite.You are an only child, aren’t you?No, actually, I’m not. I’ve got a sister.
7 Exceptions in Question Tags shall we?LET’S –Let’s get out, shall we?IMPERATIVES – will you?Don’ t open the door, will you?Close the window, will you?aren’t I?I AM –I’m too impatient, aren’t I?