🔘Question tag is a very important topic that is asked in SSC and bank exams every year frequently. There are some important rules which are asked frequently in SSC and bank exams. EK team has compiled those in this post to save your time.
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1) The sentence and the question tag must be in the same tense.
2) If the sentence is positive, the question tag must be negative and vice versa.
3)Pronoun is used in the question tag.
4) Contracted form of “helping verb and not” is used (didn’t, haven’t etc), for a negative question tag. There is no Contracted form of am not, so aren’t is used in the question tag.
💠SOME IMPORTANT RULES (WITH QUESTIONS) FROM QUESTION TAG :
1) Everyone has gone there, hasn’t he?❌
Everyone has gone there, haven’t they?✔️
2) No one in the class knows English, does he?❌
No one in the class knows English, do they?✔️
3) This is my notebook, isn’t this?❌
This is my notebook, isn’t it?✔️
Subject of Subject of tag
There were no good restaurants in the town, were there?✔️
There is no food, is there?✔️
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4) The committee has taken it’s decision, haven’t they?❌
The committee has taken it’s decision, hasn’t it?✔️
The committee are divided in their opinion, isn’t it?❌
The committee are divided in their opinion, aren’t they?✔️
◼️RULE 3- Collective noun takes singular verb/pronoun in the question tag when it shows unanimity.But if we talk about individual members of the collective noun or if it does not show unanimity, it takes plural verb/pronoun in the question tag.
One more example
The audience have taken their seats, haven’t they?✔️
(Shows individuality, so plural)
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5) Sara hardly does any work,doesn’t she?❌
Sara hardly does any work,does she?✔️
◼️RULE 4- Some words are negative in meaning.ex- hardly,scarcely,seldom,rarely,barely etc.Hence they take positive question tag after them.
6) Let’s go to the party,do we?❌
Let’s go to the party,shall we?✔️
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◼️RULE 5 – If the sentence starts with ‘let us’ ,the question tag used is as follows
Statement with subject of tag
Let him/her will you
Let them will you
Let her play,will you?✔️
Let them go ,will you?✔️
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7) Go there ,don’t you?❌
Go there ,won’t you?✔️
◼️RULE 6- In imperative sentences with a positive sense,’ will/won’t you’ is used in the question tag.
8) Keep your mouth shut ,will you?❌
Keep your mouth shut ,won’t you?❌
◼️RULE 7- If the imperative sentence expresses annoyance or irritation then the question tag is ‘can’t you’.
9) Have some more sweets,would you?✔️
◼️RULE 8- If in an imperative sentence ,somebody is being offered something, ‘would you’ is used in the question tag.
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