Presentation on theme: "What’s a question tag? A question followed by another short question ( ex: Do your children like sweets, don´t they? A positive statement followed by."— Presentation transcript:
1 What’s a question tag?A question followed by another short question ( ex: Do your children like sweets, don´t they?A positive statement followed by a short question ( ex: You’ve done a lot of travelling, haven’t you?A positive or negative statement followed by a negative or positive question tag. ( ex: Your father works in Canada, doesn´t he? / There aren’t any theatres in the city, are there?Click on the answer you think is right!
2 Remember that…We use the auxiliary or modal verb in the statement in the question tag. Ex: She looks really great, doesn’t she? / Your father can’t drive, can he?We only use pronouns in question tagsFor positive statements, the question tag must be negative and for negative statements, the question tag must be positive
3 Why do we use question tags? To get someone involved in our conversation and encourage a responseTo confirm information that you think is true
4 Outstanding exceptions: What do you use after….Let’simperatives….. and after I’m ?
5 This is what we use… Shall Ex: Let’s go out for a walk, shall we? Will/ wouldEx: Post this letter for me, will you?Aren’tI’m younger than you, aren’t I ?
6 Think about question tags for these statements: I’m right,_____________?You’ve been working late again,_____________?You haven’t got a pen by any chance,____________?Let’s have a break,_________?Sit down a moment, ________?You met your husband in N.Y,___________?We’re going to London on Saturday, ______________?You haven’t broken that as well, ____________?
7 Tips! In replies to question tags we use short answers. You’ve been here before, haven’t you?No, I haven’t, actually!Notice that when the information is not correct people use actually after the short answer.Notice the comma before the question tag