Question tags

What are question tags and when do we use them?

Question tags
A question tag is a question which we add to the end of a statement because we would like to get an answer to our statement.

The tag contains a subject pronoun (it, he, she, etc.) which matches the subject of the statement, and a verb which matches the verb in the statement.
If the statement is positive, we use a negative tag. If the statement is negative, we use a positive tag.
It's very nice weather today, isn't it? It isn't very nice weather today, is it?
She can speak English, can't she? She can't speak English, can she?
You have finished the work, haven't you? You haven't finished the work, have you?
He will arrive on time, won't he? He won't arrive on time, will he?
You know him, don't you? You don't know him, do you?
He earned a lot of money, didn't he? He didn't earn much money, did he?
There is enough time, isn't there? There isn't enough time, is there?
Less common question tags.
Imperative Be careful, won't you?
Don't be late, will you?
After let's Let's go to the cinema, shall we?
test_beg4 Practice exercise 1. (intermediate) Question tags exercise
test_beg4 Practice exercise 2. (intermediate) Question tags exercise

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