Do you know what ‘Question Tags’ are? If you do, how often you use them in your speech? And, are you pretty sure that you’ve been using them correctly?
On the other hand, if you don’t know how exactly they should be used, don’t worry!
The following videos will teach you everything about question tags!
To my dismay, I often hear people using "..., is it?" as the question tag with the main
sentences of all forms and tenses! For example...
He didn't .invite you to his birthday party, is it? (It should be... did he?)
You are going to Canada alone next week, is it? (It should be... aren't you?)
The .children haven't heard you singing, is it? (It should be... have they?)
[The term "question tag" is generally preferred by British grammarians, while their
American counterparts prefer "tag question".]
Video 1: Question Tags
Video 2: Exercise 1
Video 3: Exercise 2
Note: If you feel like doing the exercises given in the above videos, you can leave
your answers (not here). at our EC video gallery where I’ve posted all the above
Online Interactive Exercise:
This is an interesting exercise! All you need to do is click on the image below and
you'll taken to the web page. Type your answers in the boxes and hit the 'Check'
button. Your result will be out before you can blink!
NOTE: The above website has many interactive exercises on other grammar aspects. You could refer to
the list there on the left margin!
.More online interactive exercises on question tags:
I’ve posted additional interactive exercises among the comments below.
Just click on the link to display them.
Six interesting online interactive exercises on tag questions
Complete each sentence with the correct question tag!
IT’S TIME FOR A GAME
Now, I want you to have some fun! This is your chance to put the ‘Question Tags’
into practice! Let me set the the ball rolling with my ‘starter’.
Mine : Your brother owns a restaurant, doesn’t he?
Yours: …………………………………….., is she?
Here’s what exactly I want you to do:
1. Fill in the blank with your own words to round out the question tag.
2. Write a new question tag without the statement for the next visitor.
He/she will pick from where you left, and this goes on!
Rules of the game:
1. If the person before you left a ‘negative tag’, you MUST leave behind
a ‘non-negative tag’ or vice versa.
..., don't you? . - negative tag
..., do you? - non-negative tag
2. If you come again for a second try, you Mustn't give a question tag that you
already have left here before. HAVE FUN!
Name of Participant Total Question Tags
1. Scarlett ..51 Winner of the 150th Question Tag!
4. Charos ..26 Winner of Supplementary Task #3
5. Prostomolotova Galina ...18
6. Marik .18 Winner of Supplementary Task #2
7. Arif Saeed . 17
9. Ha Nguyen 11 Winner of Supplementary Task #4
10. Anau. 4
11. Rajesh .3 Winner of Supplementary Task #1
12. Bright-Rubies .3
13. Deepa ..3
14. Hala .2
15. Ayushi .. 1
16. Gabriel Sowrian ..53
Our sweet Charos suggested through one of her question tags why not I post another exciting blog once we have 50 pages of comments on this blog. Actually, I already have something in the pipe-
line. That blog, if the truth is told, is going to be more challenging, a great fun and absolutely
educational. So, guys, let your question tags keep coming in! The moment we hit 50 pages, the
blog that I just mentioned will be posted. How about that?! Thank you Charos for believing in me!
Our Target = 50 Pages
Yahoo! We hit the 50th Page today, December 7th. 2012
Learn from my other blogs:
Hello, friends! Guess what!
I've finished with my next blog. I can post it tomorrow
as we've already reached our target of 50 Pages!
Great job, guys! Let's Celebrate, shalll we?
[Okay, the new blog is posted HERE - December 8th. 2012]
~* GS *~
November, 15th. 2012
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