What are question tags and when do we use them?
|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?|
|Practice exercise 1. (intermediate) Question tags exercise|
|Practice exercise 2. (intermediate) Question tags exercise|