Question Tags - Exercises

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Exercises

Add the question tags.

  1. You want to go on holiday, ?If there is no helping verb, we use do in the question tag. For positive sentences, we use the negative question tag.
  2. Charles will help us, ?If there is a helping verb, we use this same verb in the question tag. For positive sentences, we use the negative question tag. (will not = won’t).
  3. Mary has a little lamb, ?If have is used to indicate possession/belonging, we can use have or the helping verb do in British English (in American English we can only use do in this case). For positive sentences, we use the negative question tag.
  4. You are the new student, ?If the sentence has a form of be without a helping verb, we don’t need a helping verb: we use this same form of be in the question tag. For positive sentences, we use the negative question tag.
  5. They have cleaned the windows, ?If there is a helping verb, we use this same verb in the question tag. For positive sentences, we use the negative question tag.
  6. Their parents are divorced, ?If there is a helping verb, we use this same verb in the question tag. For positive sentences, we use the negative question tag.
  7. The door has been locked, ?If there is a helping verb, we use this same verb in the question tag. For positive sentences, we use the negative question tag.
  8. You speak English, ?If there is no helping verb, we use do in the question tag. For positive sentences, we use the negative question tag.
  9. He moved abroad, ?If there is no helping verb, we use do in the question tag (since we’re talking about a past event, we use did).|For positive sentences, we use the negative question tag.
  10. You were there, ?If the sentence has a form of be without a helping verb, we don’t need a helping verb: we use this same form of be in the question tag. For positive sentences, we use the negative question tag.

Write in the Question Tags.

  1. I don’t have to go there, ?We use the helping verb from the negation in the question tag, but in its positive form.
  2. You did not tell him a lie, ?We use the helping verb from the negation in the question tag, but in its positive form.
  3. They are not watching TV right now, ?We use the helping verb from the negation in the question tag, but in its positive form.
  4. It will not rain tomorrow, ?We use the helping verb from the negation in the question tag, but in its positive form.
  5. She is not going home yet, ?We use the helping verb from the negation in the question tag, but in its positive form.
  6. He would not do this, ?We use the helping verb from the negation in the question tag, but in its positive form.
  7. I won’t see you again, ?We use the helping verb from the negation in the question tag, but in its positive form.
  8. We have not been here before, ?We use the helping verb from the negation in the question tag, but in its positive form.
  9. She wasn’t surprised, ?For the negation of be, we don’t need a helping verb. We simply use this same form of be in the question tag, but in its positive form.
  10. We cannot do this together, ?We use the helping verb from the negation in the question tag, but in its positive form.