Question Tags

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A tag is like a label. In the case of question tags in English grammar we “hang” a tag at the end of an affirmation to turn it into a question

Question tags are a way of checking that something you think is correct.

If I think that someone is Italian I could say:

“You are Italian, aren’t you?”

There are 3 things to remember with question tags.

  1. Copy the modal verb, auxiliary verb or the verb “to be” and the subject.
  2. Invert the order of the modal verb, auxilary or “to be” and the subject
  3. Invert the polarity of the modal verb, auxiliary or “to be”