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GRAMMAR TIP:What Are Tag Questions?
A question tag or tag question is a grammatical structure in which a declarative statement or an imperative is turned into a question by adding an interrogative fragment (the "tag"). For example, in the sentence "You're John, aren't you?", the statement "You're John" is turned into a question by the tag "aren't you". The term "question tag" is generally preferred by British grammarians, while their American counterparts prefer "tag question". Tag questions are more common in colloquial spoken usage than in formal written usage. They can be an indicator of politeness, emphasis or irony. They may suggest confidence or lack of confidence; they may be confrontational, defensive or tentative. Although they have the grammatical form of a question, they may differ from questions in that they do not expect an answer. In other cases, when they do expect a response, they may differ from straightforward questions in that they cue the listener as to what response is desired.
This section is full of worksheets that can help your students practice forming and using tag questions. There are currently 55 tag questions worksheets
to choose from so you are bound to find something your class will enjoy. This is a clever worksheet that combines the classic game, tic-tac-toe, with tag question practice
. It would be appropriate for learners of any age from pre-intermediate on up. The lesson notes include directions, variations and even more practice activities so using this in your classroom will be simple. If this is not quite what you had in mind, there are other worksheets available too.
Tag questions are not incredibly challenging when it comes to sentence structure but they are often not taught in basic ESL courses. Whether or not you include them in your class depends on the ability and interests of your students. When forming tag questions, students must first create a grammatically correct statement and then add on a logical tag ending to form the question. Without learning tag questions, students will still be able to convey the same ideas. “You mailed it, didn’t you?” can easily be replaced with “Did you mail it?” to get the same response. The meaning is the same, only the delivery and stress is altered.
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This worksheet practices forming questions with appropriate question words. It contains 4 different exercises: a matching exercise, blank filling, finding suitable questions for given key words an ...
Revision test for unit 4. It deals with making questions - with the correct question words, making questions to the answers, making questions to the underlined words or phrases. Sentences with que ...
I developed a worksheet in four steps to train the usage of question tags. You can cut it into four stripes as the exercises increase the degree of difficulty. Then you put the stripes in differen ...
This is a worksheet for teaching agreement and disagreement tags at elementary level. There are 3 different activities in which students are asked to write the missing word: so or nor, fill i ...
I use the text to explain tag questions, the kids have to fill out a diagram to help them understand it better and there are also some practice sentences. It also mentions the exceptions and a thr ...
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising question tags at pre-intermadiate level. Students are asked to complete 30 different sentences with the correct question tag. The answer key ...
This presentation shows when and how we use tag questions. There are a lot of examples and I hope it will be useful at your lessons. It explains everything strategically and helps to build up comp ...
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