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QUESTION TAG

We use question tag quite often in our daily conversation. These are short questions asked to conform the information. They are either positive or negative.

In question tag we make a statement (Positive or negative) and ask small question for confirmation at the end of the statement. If the statement is the positive, the question tag is negative and if the statement is negative, the question tag is positive. The negative question tag is formed by combining verb with n’t. We use auxiliaries only in Question Tag.

While forming a question tag there is a comma after the statement and question tag at the end of the sentence. eg. Gold is valuable / precious, isn’t it?

We use pronoun (I, You, We, He, She, They, It) and auxiliary verb in the question tag.

  Positive statement with negative question tag.
Sometime we ask question with positive statement, but answer comes with negative question tag.
 
Examples
You are late, aren’t you?  
She has a bike, hasn’t she?  
Ashok lives here, isn’t he?  
It is very cold, isn’t it?  
You are coming for picnic, aren’t you?  
  Negative statement with positive question tag.
Sometime we ask question with negative statement, but answer comes with positive question tag.
 
Examples
The novel isn’t romantic, is it?  
The match wasn’t interesting, was it?  
They can’t have lunch outside, can they?  
He doesn’t know the venue, does he?  
The weather isn’t hot, is it?  
The shop isn’t big, is it?  
  CONTRACTION OF NEGATIVES
In spoken English language, we often shorten/contract the negative questions:
 
Examples
Is not - Isn’t
Was not - Wasn’t
Were not - Weren’t
Are not - Aren’t
Have not - Haven’t
Has not - Hasn’t
Had not - Hadn’t
Do not - Don’t
Does not - Doesn’t
Did not - Didn’t
Will not - Won’t
Would not - Wouldn’t
Shall not - Shalln’t
Should not - Shouldn’t
Can not - Can’t
Could not - Couldn’t
Need not - Needn’t
Must not - Mustn’t
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Types of Verbs Infinitive Verbs Auxiliary Verbs
Can Be Been Being May Will Shall Should Might Could
Would Must Never Dare Need Keep Kept Used to Ought to Going to
Question Tags Yes/No Questions Regular Verbs Irregular Verbs