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Tag questions (or question tags) turn a statement into a question. They are often used for checking information that we think we know is true.

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4 Tag questions (or question tags) turn a statement into a question. They are often used for checking information that we think we know is true.

5 Who knows what the modals are ?

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7  We use tags in spoken English but not in formal written English.  They are not really questions but are a way of asking the other person to make a comment and so keep the conversation open.  Making a tag is very mechanical. To make a tag, use the first auxiliary. If there is no auxiliary, use do, does or did. With a positive sentence, make a negative tag and with a negative sentence, make a positive tag.

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10 It's beautiful, isn't it? He has been, hasn't he? You can, can't you? It must be, mustn't it? You know him, don’t you? He finished it, didn't he? He will come, won't he? It isn't very good, is it? It hasn't rained, has it? It can't be, can it? Jenny doesn't know James, does she? They didn't leave, did they? He won’t do it, will he?

11 1)You are students,………. 2)She doesn’t have any money’………… 3) They will come here,………………….. 4)We can’t go home now,……………………….. 5)I have to know the answer,……………..

12 ►Question tags can either be ‘real’ questions where you want to know the answer or simply asking for agreement when we already know the answer. If the question tag is a real question we use rising intonation. Our tone of voice rises. If we already know the answer we use falling intonation. Our tone of voice falls. ►

13 1)The library is open,……………..? 2)Reza can help,………………? 3)The student came late,……………….? 4)Reza can’t help,…………………? 5)The students didn’t come late,…………………..?

14 1)I am a student, aren’t I ? 2)Listen to me ‘ will you? 3)let’s watch football match,shall we ? 4)No one pushed the car, did they?

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