A brief question which comes usually at the end of a statement to ask if the statement is correct
Eg: don’t you? , shall i?, do they?
There are two types of question tags.
i) Positive question tags
ii) Negative question tags
Positive question tags:
We use positive question tag after a negative sentence.
Eg: They don’t like to chat, do they?
Raju won’t be late to meeting, will he?
You didn’t wear shocks, did you?
Note: Words like rarely, few, hardly, scarcely, none, never, little, seldom also forms negative sentences. In that case use positive question tags.
Eg: They rarely come to school, are they?
Nothing was found, was it?
He is never late to office, is he?
Negative question tags:
We use negative question tag after a positive sentence.
Eg: She sings well, doesn’t she?
We shall come home, Shan’t we?
You will win the match, won’t you?
Some Special cases:
1. Tag for ‘I am’ is ‘aren’t I?’
Eg: I am a doctor, aren’t I?
2. Tag for ‘Let’s’ is ‘shall we?’
Eg: Let’s play, shall we?
3. The tag ‘will you?’ is used for sentence begin with ‘Don’t’.
Eg: Don’t look me, will you?
4. Tags like ‘will you’, ‘could you’, ‘can you’ used with a request or an order.
Eg: Pass this paper to him, will you?
Give me a pen, can you?