Phonetics with M-E

Try mSpy Phone Tracker for Your Kid's Safety

Question tags (Anglo-Link) (Persia)
Touch a word or the <play> button for sound
Click on a word or on the <play> button for sound
Click on a word or on the red <play> button for sound

In this English grammar lesson you will learn how to form question tags. Not only when to use them but also how to use question tags when speaking in English.

Questions tags are the same as in Spanish "¿no?":
- you want coffee, don't you? =quieres café ¿no?
- You have seen the film, haven´t you? =has visto la película ¿verdad?
- She's Irish, isn't she? =es irlandesa, ¿a que sí?
__________
These questions can only be built with special verbs (auxiliary and modal), so if the verb in the main clause is normal, we use always DO. Auxiliary is used in the same time as the main verb of the sentence:
- You like coffee, don´t you?
- You can help me, can´t you?
- He is Mr Smith, isn´t he ?
- They’re making tea, aren’t they?
- Your father will be there by ten, won’t he?
- You’ve been to London, haven’t you?
- Susan bought a new house,  didn’t she?
_________
Usually you can use "question tag" affirmative  after one negation:
- It isn´t  very cold, is it?
- Mark can't speak French, can he?
- Your cousins didn´t come to visit us, did  they?
__________
And one  "question tag" negative after one affirmation:
- It is very cold, isn´t it?
- She likes this film, doesn´t she?
- Your friend is going to tell me, isn’t he?

15:53            
 
 

Get one-to-one writing help from custom essay writing service ThePensters.com

© Angel Castaño 2008 Salamanca / Poole - free videos to learn real English online || InfoPrivacyTerms of useContactAboutwhy?
This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read more