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What are Question Tags?

Question tags are short questions at the end of a statement.

There are several reasons why we might do this. Overall, we use question tags to encourage a response from another person.

We use question tags to confirm something that is true or not true.

Future speculation is another reason to use this type of grammar. It is extremely common in spoken English.

We can also use question tags to imply an offer.

Question tags are formed with an auxiliary or modal verb. Positive statements are followed by a negative tag while negative statements are followed by a positive tag.

If your statement is a true question, your intonation rises. If you know the answer or share your opinion, your intonation falls.

Here are “Confirmation” Question Tag Examples.

You like pizza, don’t you? I know you like pizza.

You don’t like pizza, do you? I know you don’t like pizza.

You are happy, aren’t you? I know you are happy.

You aren’t happy, are you? I know you are not happy.

She has been to Italy, hasn’t she? I know she went to Italy.

She hasn’t been to Italy, has she? I know she has never been to Italy.

You can’t drive a car, can you? I know you can’t drive.

You can drive a car, can’t you? I know you can drive a car.

“Future Speculation” Question Tag Examples.

You won’t fail the exam, will you? I am not sure you will pass the exam.

The weather is going to be warm tomorrow, isn’t it? I am not sure.

You are going to work tonight, aren’t you? I am not sure.

The economy will improve, won’t it? I am not sure.

“Offer” Question Tag Examples.

You would like to eat out tonight, wouldn’t you? An offer to go out.

You would like to watch a movie tonight, wouldn’t you? An offer to watch.

You would like to stay for dinner, wouldn’t you? An offer to stay.

You would like some dessert, wouldn’t you? An offer for dessert.

The above examples are general ideas for question tags. Work with your teacher for a complete explanation and examples.

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Question Tags Everyday Dialog.

She has been to Italy,
hasn’t she?
Now, I could do that
if I had no idea.
She’s been to Italy,
hasn’t she?
I probably wouldn’t do that.
Sounds funny, doesn’t it?
Hey! She’s been to Italy,
hasn’t she?
Because I know she was
going or someone told me.
She hasn’t been to Italy,
has she?
Now, I know she has never
been to Italy.
Again, I’m not going
to bring my intonation
up. So. Listen carefully.
She hasn’t been to Italy,
has she?
And that’s because I know something
about, something about her.
Ah, you can’t drive a car, can you?
I know that you can’t
drive, because I’ve never
seen you drive.
You don’t have a driver’s
license. Something like that.
You can drive a car, can’t you?
You see? So.
I’m in the car with you
and you’re driving down
the road right now.
And wow! You’re a very
good driver.
You can drive a car, can’t you?
Now you’ll notice again.
I didn’t bring my intonation up.
That would not be correct.
Here are some future speculation
questions tag examples.
You won’t fail the exam, will you?
Now, I’m not sure you’ll
pass the exam and
this is why I brought
my intonation up.
There might be a number
of reasons to do this.
In a, let’s say neutral intonation
also. I might say;
You won’t fail the exam, will you?
Because you failed before.
And it’s so sad. So.
I hope you pass
the exam this time.
But, this is about
the future, isn’t it?
So, when we talk about
the future, nobody knows
what is going to happen
in the future.
And if I use intonation
that was either neutral
or came down, it’s maybe
because I want to give
you confidence. So listen.
You won’t fail the exam, will you?
You see? So. I brought my
intonation down and I hope
you don’t. Right?
Something like that.
I hope that you pass.
The weather is going to
be warm tomorrow, isn’t it?
You see? I’ve brought my
intonation up because
I don’t know the future.
If I said to you,
The weather is going to
be warm tomorrow, isn’t it?
It’s probably because
today is warm and
the weather man said,
Tomorrow will be just
like today! You see?
I know . Right? So.
Be careful with
that intonation.
Once again.
Hey! You’re going to
work tonight, aren’t you?
That’s because, I’m not
sure if I said
Hey! You’re going to
work tonight, aren’t you?
That’s because, I know.
If I brought the intonation
up, it’s because I don’t know,
you didn’t go to work yesterday
or the day before or
the day before. So.
Maybe you’re not going
to work tonight.