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What are question tags? Question tags are short questions at the end of a sentence, either requesting information (when the voice goes up) or inviting agreement (when the voice goes down). Positive tags are normally used with negative sentences, and negative tags with positive sentences: You don’t live here, do you? John enjoyed the meal, didn’t he?
As well as do and did (with present and past simple), other auxiliary verbs are used in question tags: He isn’t very friendly, is he? I can park here, can’t I? You’ve eaten all the cake, haven’t you? Be careful with have and have got : She has a nice car, doesn’t she? She has got a nice car, hasn’t she?
The question tag after an imperative is will you, and after Let’s it is shall we : Don’t forget to ring, will you? Let’s pay the bill, shall we? Be careful with: She’d rather stay at home, wouldn’t she? You’d better have a rest, hadn’t you? I am late, aren’t I?
Now let’s do some practice, shall we?
1. It’s a lovely day, ______________? 2. Tom drives very fast, ______________? 3. You haven’t got my book in your bag, ______________? 4. He won’t mind helping, ______________? 5. She wrote the poem herself, ______________? 6. That was exciting, ______________? 7. We aren’t there yet, ______________? 8. You couldn’t lend me £5, ______________? 9. Sarah isn’t still waiting, ______________? 10. You don’t like him, ______________? 11. We can stay at Fred’s house, ______________? isn’t it doesn’t he have you can’t we didn’t she wasn’t it are we could you is she do you will he
12. I don’t think he’s ever been there, ______________? 13. He’d rather go to the theatre, ______________? 14. Get a loaf of bread for me, ______________? 15. They’d better attend the meeting, ______________? 16. I’m right, ______________? 17. Let’s go for a swim, ______________? 18. Open the window, ______________? 19. You’d rather have a salad, ______________? 20. Let’s play football, ______________? 21. They hadn’t been there before, ______________? 22. She had to complain to the manager, ______________? aren’t I wouldn’t he will you hadn’t they has he shall we will you wouldn’t you shall we had they didn’t she