Tag Questions – English Grammar Lesson & Quiz

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You're Mr. Kim, aren't you?

You’re Mr. Kim, aren’t you?

For today’s English lesson, let’s look at tag questions. Tag questions are little questions that come at the end of a sentence. The basic grammar rule is that a positive sentence has a negative tag question and a negative sentence has a positive tag question.

First, we have tag questions using the be verb. When you use a tag question with the be verb, use the be verb in both the sentence and the tag questions.

  • Positive sentence, negative tag: You are from New York, aren’t you?
  • Positive sentence, negative tag: Yuki is from Osaka, isn’t she?
  • Negative sentence, positive tag: Vincent isn’t a lawyer, is he?
  • Negative sentence, positive tag: You’re not quitting the company, are you?

When the verb is not the be verb, we use do in the tag question:

  • You work at ABC Bank, don’t you?
  • Jenny plays the piano, doesn’t she?
  • Dan doesn’t like to cook, does he?
  • Serena doesn’t know Vanessa, does she?

Lastly, when the verb is a modal verb, use the same modal verb in the tag question:

  • You can play piano, can’t you?
  • Blair will go shopping with us, won’t she?
  • Jack hasn’t called, has he?
  • It shouldn’t rain tomorrow, should it?

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Tag Questions

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Question 1
Nick is a designer, _____?
A
doesn't he
B
isn't he
C
can't he
Question 2
Tom said he was going to the beach, _____?
A
isn't he
B
didn't he
C
don't he
Question 3
We’re a little early, _____?
A
aren't we
B
aren't you
C
can't we
Question 4
You won’t forget me, _____?
A
can you
B
are you
C
will you
Question 5
I think we have to pick up Tom, _____?
A
do we
B
don't we
C
have we
Question 6
Oh no! You’ve come to the office late again, ______?
A
come you
B
have you
C
haven't you
Question 7
I’m sorry we missed your party. You’re not angry, _____?
A
do you
B
do we
C
are you
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