I. Question Tags
Tags are small questions (auxiliairy + Subject pronoun) that often come at the end of sentences to ask for confirmation.
- Affirmative sentences → negative tag
You are lucky , aren’t you
- Negative sentences → Positive tag
It won’t rain , will it ?
- For sentences that do not have auxiliaries ; we use do/does/did depending on the tense of the entence and the subject.
She loves me , doesn’t she?
Students wash my car , don’t they?
He drank a lot , didn’t he ?
I am → aren’t?
Eg: I am crazy , aren’t?
Let us…..→ shall we?
Eg: Let us dance reggae, shall we?
For commands→will you?
Eg: Stop chatting , will you? Don’t disturb me ,will you?
NB 1: if the sentence contains adverbs like: rarely, scarcely, never, the tag becomes positive.
Eg: -he never comes to school, does he?
- They rarely came late, did they?
NB 2: if the subject of the sentence is : nobody, people, somebody, noone... the subject of the tag becomes they
Eg: - People like good marks, don't they?
- Nobody came yesterday, do they?
NB 3: if the suject of the sentence is :something, this, nothing.... the suject of the tag is it
Eg: - Something is not correct, is it?
- Nothing is correct, is it?