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Question Tags

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This is a large question mark, isn't it?

Question tags are often used in spoken English. A rising intonation is used to show that the question is real, whereas a falling intonation shows that the speaker just wants confirmation from the person being spoken to.

 
Question Tags are formed in this way:
 
It is raining, isn't it? This is a negative tag (The tag is the part after the comma, ‘isn’t it’ )
 
It is not raining, is it? This is a positive tag.
 
The most important thing to remember is that the auxiliary verb in the statement 'It is raining,..' must be changed to it's opposite form for the tag 'isnt, it?'
 
Here are a few examples of the opposite forms of auxillary verbs:
 
will→ won't                         should →shouldn't
do →don't                           have →haven't
does →doesn't                 can→ can't                          
am→ aren't
are→ aren't
must →musn't
 
Examples of positive tags
 
Your father doesn't work in a bank, does he?
They aren't from Spain, are they?
Penguins can't fly, can they?
 
Examples of negative tags
 
His name is Mike, isn't it?
You have finished, haven't you?
He will come, won't he?

Now add the missing tags to these questions 

  • These aren't the droids we're looking for,?
  • Peter should leave now,?
  • You haven't seen my i-pod, ?
  • They don't celebrate Christmas,?
  • I am the oldest person here,?
  • These questions are easy ?
  • We should get married?