Saturday, September 3, 2011

Understand Question tags with example and exercise

"Do you have a pen?"
You ask this question because you do not know if the person has a pen.

Now if you thought the person had a pen but you were in doubt, you would ask the
question thus :

"You have a pen, haven't you?"
If you thought the person did not have a pen, but you weren't sure and wanted to
confirm it, you would ask,

"You don't have a pen, do you?"

Note that the first part of your question is a statement followed by a question tag. If
the statement is affirmative, the tag will be negative and if the statement is negative,

the tag will be affirmative. The tag will take the pronoun in the place of the noun in the

 example. This lesson is easy, isn't it?

Students of Std X have no time to waste, have they?

You can study well, can't you?

The bell has not rung, has it?

The sun sets in the west, doesn't it?

People shouldn't be rude to one another, should they?

Exercise - Form question tags for the following statements.

1. The bus is early today,___ ?
2. There is no water in the tank, ___ ?
3. People ought to keep the streets clean,___ ?
4. 1 shall carry the bags for you, ___?
5. The conductor will not give you change for Rs. lo/-, ___?
6. Our team will win the match, ___?
7. The flag has four colours on it, ____ ?
8. 1 haven't answered your questions, ___ ?
9. Plants give out oxygen during the day, ___?
10. You should treat each other with respect, ___?

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