'Question Tag' questions are familiar for all candidates, Kerala PSC conducted examinations must have one question from 'Tag Question'. So every one definitely study this simple English grammar. It is very easy to understand and quickly study all the rules with in this lesson. I divide this lesson in to different chapters because basic knowledge is very important.
Must study the basic English knowledge like model auxiliary verbs, pronouns and negative words for question tag.
Is, am, are, was, were, has, have, had, do, does, did.
Will, would, shall, should, can, could, may, might, must, need, dare, used to, ought to.
I, We, You, He, She, It, They.
No, Not, Nil, Never, None, None of, Neither...nor, Nobody, Nowhere, Nothing, No one, Hardly, Scarcely, Rarely, Barely, Few, Little, Seldom... etc.
|Two or more persons||they|
5. Add a question mark (?). Done !
Nisha was my friend, wasn't she?
Suresh has a pet dog, hasn't he?
Raju and Smitha were not friends, were they?
My mobile is very useful to me, isn't it?
You can help me, can't you?
He must have a dictionary, mustn't he?
[am + not = aren't]
[will + not = won't]
[Shall + not = shan't]
I am a candidate, aren't I?
She will come today, won't she?
I shall pass, shan't I?
For a sentence begins with 'Let's' / 'Let us' give the tag "Shall we?"
Let's sit here, shall we?
If the imperative sentence ( a sentence that begins with a verb) showing emergency action give the tag 'won't you?', otherwise (no emergency) give 'will you?'
Save the life of the child, won't you?
Study well, will you?
For a sentence that mentions an impatience, give the tag 'can't you?'
Don't insult me, can't you?
A sentence's subject - pronoun conversion table given below,
|Some of you||you|
|none of you||you|
|Some of them||they|
|none of them||they|
|Some of us||we|
|none of us||we|
Nobody will help you, will you?
This cow is very precious, isn't it?
You and I are friends, aren't we?
If the auxiliary verb is 'used to', instead of take 'did' as the auxiliary verb.
Rahul used to come here regularly, didn't he?
If the auxiliary verb is singular and the pronoun is plural in a tag, change the auxiliary verb into plural also.
Everybody is there, aren't they?
Nobody was there, were they?