English Grammar

Tag Questions in English and Urdu | Tail Questions | Examples and Rules

Tag Question is the grammatical structure in which a simple(declarative or imperative) statement is changed into a question by adding an interrogative fragment at the end of statement. For example, in the sentence, "You are good, aren't you?", the statement "You are good" is changed into a question by the addition of "Aren't you?". 

Tag Question is the grammatical structure in which a simple(declarative or imperative) statement is changed into a question by adding an interrogative fragment at the end of statement. For example, in the sentence, “You are good, aren’t you?”, the statement “You are good” is changed into a question by the addition of “Aren’t you?”.

A tag question is a special construction in English. It is a statement followed by a mini-question. Tag questions are very common in English. They re used to make a simple statement into a question statement. We use tag questions to ask for confirmation.

Rules of Question Tags

  • If we are making a positive statement, then a negative question tag will be used.
  • If we are making a negative statement, then a positive question tag will be used.
  • After “let’s”, the tag begins with “shall”.
  • Use “aren’t I” in tags to mean “I am not
  • Use “won’t” for polite request tags.
  • Use “will” or “would” with imperative sentences (commands).
  • Use “mustn’t” with the modal “must”.
  • Two endings are possible when “have” is the main verb of the sentence.
  • Use pronouns for people, not proper names, in question tags.
  • Use “it” in a question tag when the sentence includes the words “this” or “that”.
  • Use “they” in a question tag when the sentence includes “these” or “those”.
  • Use “didn’t” in a question tag when the sentence includes the verb “used to”.
  • Use “they” in a question tag when the sentence includes indefinite pronouns
    (nobody, no one, someone, somebody, everyone, everybody).
  • Use “there” in a question tag when the sentences includes “there + a form of be

Example Sentences

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Tag Question is the grammatical structure in which a simple(declarative or imperative) statement is changed into a question by adding an interrogative fragment at the end of statement. For example, in the sentence, "You are good, aren't you?", the statement "You are good" is changed into a question by the addition of "Aren't you?". 

Tag Question is the grammatical structure in which a simple(declarative or imperative) statement is changed into a question by adding an interrogative fragment at the end of statement. For example, in the sentence, "You are good, aren't you?", the statement "You are good" is changed into a question by the addition of "Aren't you?". 

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It is very hot today, isn’t it?آج بڑی گرمی ہے،ہے نا؟
They are foreigners, aren’t they?وہ غیر ملکی ہیں،ہے نا؟
You were not pleases, were you?تم خوش نہیں تھے ہے نا؟
It will be Sunday tomorrow, won’t it? کل اتوار ہو گا، ہے نا؟
We will be ready soon, wont we?ہم جلدی تیار ہو جائیں گے، ہے نا؟
I can never forget it, can I?میں یہ کبھی نہیں بھول سکتا، ہے نا؟
I won’t be with you tomorrow, will i?کل میں تمہارے ساتھ نہیں ہوں گا، ہے نا؟
We have met before, haven’t we?ہم پہلے مل چکے ہیں، ہے نا؟
You had finished your work, hadn’t you?تم نے اپنا کام ختم کر لیا تھا، ہے نا؟
You couldn’t find book, could you?تم کتاب نہیں ڈھونڈ سکے، ہے نا؟
Meena shouldn’t go to bed late, should she?مینا کو دیر سے نہیں سونا چایئے، ہے نا؟
She hasn’t learnt English, has she?اس نے انگریزی نہیں سیکھی، ہے نا؟
You can speak English, can’t you?تم انگریزی بول سکتے ہو، ہے نا؟
Great men don’t waste their time, do t`hey?بڑے لوگ وقت برباد نہیں کرتے، ہے نا؟
You should not talk like this, should you?تمہیں اس طرح کی بات نہیں کرنی چایئے، ہے نا؟
How pleasant it is, isn’t it?کتنا سہانا موسم ہے، ہے نا؟
You think yourself to be very clever, don’t you?تم خود کو بہت ہوشیارسمجھتے ہو، ہے نا؟
She will reach here soon, won’t she?وہ جلد ہی یہاں آئے گی، ہے نا؟
She reached late again, didn’t she?وہ پھر دیر سے گھر پہنچی، ہے نا؟
We never forget our childhood, do we?ہم اپنا بچپن کبھی نہیں بھولتے، ہے نا؟
I don’t know, do I?میں نہیں جانتا، ہے نا؟
I don’t ask anything do I?میں کچھ نہیں پوچھتا، ہے نا؟
She doesn’t come here, does she?وہ یہاں نہیں آتی، ہے نا؟
We haven’t hear this news, have we?ہم نے یہ خبر نہیں سنی، ہے نا؟
Its not cold today, is it?آج سردی نہیں ہے، ہے نا؟
She isn’t married, is she?وہ شادی شدہ نہیں ہے، ہے نا؟
We are not late today, are we?ہم آج تاخیر سے نہیں ہیں، ہے نا؟
She wasn’t in Karachi, was she?وہ کراچی میں نہیں تھی، ہے نا؟
We didn’t attend the lecture, did we?ہم لیکچر میں حاضر نہیں تھے، ہے نا؟
She doesn’t have a son, does she?اس کے لڑکا نہیں ہے، ہے نا؟
I didn’t get the letter, did I?مجھے خط نہیں ملا، ہے نا؟
I can’t ride a motorcycle, can I?میں بائیک نہیں چلا سکتا، ہے نا؟
We shall not be late tomorrow, shall we?ہم کل دیرسے نہیں ہوں گے، ہے نا؟
You needn’t go there, do you?آپ کو وہاں جانے کی ضرورت نہیں، ہے نا؟
Father won’t be angry, will he?والد صاحب ناراض نہیں ہوں گے، ہے نا؟

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Tag Question is the grammatical structure in which a simple(declarative or imperative) statement is changed into a question by adding an interrogative fragment at the end of statement. For example, in the sentence, "You are good, aren't you?", the statement "You are good" is changed into a question by the addition of "Aren't you?". 

Tag Question is the grammatical structure in which a simple(declarative or imperative) statement is changed into a question by adding an interrogative fragment at the end of statement. For example, in the sentence, "You are good, aren't you?", the statement "You are good" is changed into a question by the addition of "Aren't you?". 

Tag Question is the grammatical structure in which a simple(declarative or imperative) statement is changed into a question by adding an interrogative fragment at the end of statement. For example, in the sentence, "You are good, aren't you?", the statement "You are good" is changed into a question by the addition of "Aren't you?". 

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