Question tags are formed with the auxiliary or modal verb from the statement and the appropriate subject.


positive statement is followed by a negative question tag.

  • Jack is from Spain, isn't he?
  • Mary can speak English, can't she?


negative statement is followed by a positive question tag.

  • They aren't funny, are they?
  • He shouldn't say things like that, should he?





Postive sentences, with negative tags:

  • She's Italian, isn't she?
  • They live in London, don't they?
  • We're working tomorrow, aren't we?
  • It was cold yesterday, wasn't it?
  • He went to the party last night, didn't he?
  • We'd been working, hadn't we?


Negative sentences, with positive tags:

  • We aren't late, are we?
  • She doesn't have any children, does she?
  • The bus isn't coming, is it?
  • You weren't sleeping, were you?
  • They won't be late, will they?


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