Question Tags

What are Question Tags?

A picture of a label or tag to illustrate the concept of question tags in English grammar.

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’re 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 verb and the subject.
  3. Invert the polarity of the verb.


Check your comprehension with this interactive exercise.