Tag questions are indirect questions that we often use to check something that we think is true.
Tag question: Your name is Mike, isn’t it?
Direct question: Is your name Mike?
How to form a tag question
- Add a comma (,) after the information you want to confirm or make emphasis
- Use the correct auxiliary verb or modal verb.
|be||am, is, are|
|am not, isn’t, aren’t|
Common modal verbs used in tag questions
Note: Use a negative auxiliary/modal verb if the sentence is affirmative and an affirmative auxiliary/ modal verb if the sentence is negative.
3. Add a pronoun
Examples: you, he, she, it, we, they
4. Add a question mark (?)
Match the phrases
Student A: Complete with a tag question.
Student A: Ask the questions to your partner. Ask follow-up questions to have more fun.
Student B: Answer the question. Give as many details as you can to have an interesting conversation.