Question Tags

Question Tags :

1. "Raghu didn't come to school this morning. Did he, Rani?" asked the teacher.

2. "No, he didn't, sir," replied Rani, "I am afraid he is in bed!"

3. "Oh, what’s the matter with him?"

4. "We had a competition last night to see who would lean out of the window farther', explained Rani, and Raghu won!

Study the following.

Question : You have enough money to buy the ground. Haven’t you?
Answer : Yes. I have plenty.

Question : Mr. Samuel drives a car like yours. Doesn’t he?
Answer : Yes. I believe he does.

Question : Mrs. Sheila is the best looking of them all. Isn't she?
Answer : Yes. I suppose she is.

Question : Remember to bring me back some fruits. Won’t you?
Answer : Yes. Of course I will.

Question : She said she would come. Didn’t she?
Answer : Yes. She did.

Example Sentences with Questions tags and answers :

1. It's raining heavily. Isn’t it?
2. You are very busy today. Aren’t you?
3. The cine actress can dance well. Can’t she?
4. Gopal won the game. Didn’t he?
5. Your wife sings well. Doesn’t she?
6. You aren't busy. Are you?
7. She can't read French. Can she?
8. I don't work at all now-a-days. Do I?
9. My children haven't yet come. Have they?
10. You hadn't lunch today at 10 O' clock. Had you?
11. There was no tea in the jug. Was there?
12. You have nothing to do. Have you? No. I haven't.
13. Few people like me. Do they? No. They don t.
14. You never use these books. Do you? No. I don't.
15. There is nowhere to sit. Is there? No. There isn't.
16. We have no money to buy this car. Do we?

Example Sentences with Questions tags and answers :

1. Are you going to school? Yes. I am. (or) No. I am not.

2. Can you cook? Yes. I can. (or) No. I can't.

3. Are you married? Yes. I am. (or) No. I am not.

4. Does your son work hard? Yes. He does. (or) No. He doesn't.

5. Did she say anything? Yes. She did. (or) No. She didn't.

In this way, question tags are added at the end of the sentences to get a possible reply from the receiver of the communications. The question tags will be in the opposite terms.

Note : Short answers

Questions begin with an auxiliary.

Yes + pronoun + auxiliary


No + pronoun + auxiliary + n't (not)

This is the most usual form of short answers to verbal questions.

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