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    Auxiliary Verb + Subject + Main Verb
    Do you live in Poland?
    How long has she worked at that company?

    Sometimes, we don't really want to ask a question, but to check information. For example, if you are sure that a friend lives in Seattle, but want to check to make sure, you might use a question tag.
    Tom lives in Seattle, doesn't he?
    In this case, it isn't necessary to ask a question because you already know the information. Using a question tag helps you confirm the information you know is correct. Question tags can also change meaning based on how you pronounce the tag at the end of the sentence. If you raise your voice on the question tag you are asking if the information you just stated is indeed correct. Using question tags in this manner helps to make sure that you are doing something correctly, or understand a situation accurately. Here are some examples:
    A mom buying some jeans for her daughter: You wear size 2, don't you?
    A friend writing a birthday card to a friend: Peter was born on March 2, wasn't he?
    A job interviewer checking information on a resume: You haven't worked at this company before, have you?
    At other times, you drop the voice at the question tag. When dropping the voice at the question tag, you indicate that you are confirming information. Here are some examples:
    Young man filling out a form speaking to his wife: We live on Cherry St, don't we?
    Friend looking at a calendar with a meeting noted: We're meeting later this afternoon, aren't we?
    Friend speaking to her friend as they walk in the rain: The sun won't shine today, will it?
    Forming question tags is very easy. Remember that the question tag uses the auxiliary verb in the opposite form of the sentence itself. In other words, if the sentence is positive, the question tag takes the negative form of the auxiliary verb. If the sentence is negative, the question tag employs the positive form. Here's a quick review of principle tenses, the auxiliary form they take and example of a positive and a negative question tag for each tense:
    Tense: Present Simple
    Auxiliary Verb: Do / Does (to do)
    Positive Sentence Question Tag Example: Peter enjoys going to movies, doesn't he?
    Negative Sentence Question Tag Example: They don't work at this company, do they?
    Tense: Present Continuous
    Auxiliary Verb: Is / Are / Am (to be)
    Positive Sentence Question Tag Example: Jennifer is studying at the moment, isn't she?
    Negative Sentence Question Tag Example: We aren't walking, are we?
    Tense: Past Simple
    Auxiliary Verb: Did (to do)
    Positive Sentence Question Tag Example: Jack bought a new house, didn't he?
    Negative Sentence Question Tag Example: I didn't leave my wallet at home, did I?
    Tense: Past Continuous
    Auxiliary Verb: Was / Were (to be)
    Positive Sentence Question Tag Example: Andy was working when you arrived, wasn't he?
    Negative Sentence Question Tag Example: They weren't waiting for you, were they?
    Tense: Present Perfect
    Auxiliary Verb: Have / Has (to have)
    Positive Sentence Question Tag Example: Harry has lived in New York for a long time, hasn't he?
    Negative Sentence Question Tag Example: We haven't visited our friends in Chicago this year, have we?
    Tense: Past Perfect
    Auxiliary Verb: Had (to have)
    Positive Sentence Question Tag Example: They had finished before he arrived, hadn't they?
    Negative Sentence Question Tag Example: Jason hadn't already finished before you provided the update, had he?
    Tense: Future with Will
    Auxiliary Verb: Will
    Positive Sentence Question Tag Example: Tom will think about it, won't he?
    Negative Sentence Question Tag Example: They won't be able to come to the party, will they?
    Tense: Future with Going to
    Auxiliary Verb: Is / Are / Am (to be)
    Positive Sentence Question Tag Example: Tom is going to study Russian, isn't he?
    Negative Sentence Question Tag Example: They aren't going to be at the meeting, are they?
    This is the basic structure of all question tags in English. Continue to learn about other question forms in English:




    another explanation


    If we want to ask for information we usually use the standard question form. However, sometimes we just want to keep a conversation going, or confirm information. In this case, question tags are often used to solicit input or confirmation to what we are saying. Using question tags well also promotes a understanding of the use of various auxiliary verbs. There are five ways in which we normally use question tags and they are easily explained here.
    1. Positive/negative
    If the main part of the sentence is positive, the question tag is negative.
    Example: “He’s a doctor, isn’t he?”
    Example: “You work in a bank, don’t you?” ( Note that if there is not an auxiliary use do, does, or didn’t at the end of the sentence)
    If the main part of the sentence is negative, the question tag is positive.
    Example: “You haven’t met him, have you?”
    Example: “She isn’t coming, is she?”
    2. With auxiliary verbs
    The question tag uses the same verb as the main part of the sentence. If this is an auxiliary verb (‘have’, ‘be’) then the question tag is made with the auxiliary verb.
    Example: “They’ve gone away for a few days, haven’t they?”
    Example: “They weren’t here, were they?”
    Example: “He had met him before, hadn’t he?”
    Example: “This isn’t working, is it?”
    3. Without auxiliary verbs
    If the main part of the sentence doesn’t have an auxiliary verb, the question tag uses an appropriate form of ‘do’.
    Example: “I said that, didn’t I?”
    Example: “You don’t recognise me, do you?”
    Example: “She eats meat, doesn’t she?”
    4. With modal verbs
    If there is a modal verb in the main part of the sentence the question tag uses the same modal verb.
    Example: “They couldn’t hear me, could they?”
    Example: “You won’t tell anyone, will you?”
    5. With ‘I am’
    Be careful with question tags with sentences that start ‘I am’. The question tag for ‘I am’ is ‘aren’t I?’
    Example: “I’m the fastest, aren’t I?”
    or in a negative form we use the same “am” form at the end as in the positive form of the sentence.
    Example: “I’m not fat , am I?”

    Perfect! You’ve learnt a lot today, haven’t you? If you have any questions, let us know!


    another one !


    Tag Questions


    We use tag questions to make statements and seek agreement from the listener. We form tag question from simple declarative sentences.
    • We lost the game, didn't we?
    • John went to school, didn't he?
    • Jack and Jill didn't go up the hill, did they?
    • He is a giant, isn't he?
    • She can't swim, can she?
    Negative Sentences

    We form tag questions from negative sentences by copying the auxiliary verb used in the sentence to the sentence end in the positive form. Next we use the pronoun form of the subject of the sentence at the very end of the sentence.
    • John can't play tennis, can he?
    • Mary won't go with us, will she?
    • Jack and Jill aren't climbing hills anymore, are they?
    • Jane did not eat her vegetables, did she?
    • You and I aren't going on a date, are we?
    Positive Sentences

    We form tag questions from positive sentences by copying the auxiliary verb used in the sentence to the sentence end in the negative form. Next we use the pronoun form of the subject of the sentence at the very end of the sentence.
    • We are going to win, aren't we?
    • John can dance very well, can't he?
    • Mary will be here, won't she?
    Sentences without Auxiliary Verbs

    If there is no auxiliary verb, we use the appropriate tense form of DO in the negative form.
    • Jack and Jill brought us some water, didn't they?
    • Jane likes vegetables, doesn't she?
    To Contract or not To Contract

    Optionally, we can choose not to contract the auxiliary verb with NOT. The order of the words in a non-contracted tag is 1st the auxiliary verb followed by the subject pronoun and finally NOT.
    • We are going to win, are we not?
    • John can dance very well, can he not?
    • Jack and Jill brought us some water, did they not?
    • Jane likes vegetables, does she not?
    • Mary will be here, will she not?
    Non-contracted tags are a little unusual in American English. While the non-contracted tags are grammatically correct, generally in everyday conversation we do contract the auxiliary verb with NOT in the tag question. When we do not contract the auxiliary verb with NOT in a tag question in normal conversation, it comes across as unusually formal and a bit odd.




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    i got it but sometimes there is an auxiliary verb in the sentence like have or has but we use do or does instead of it i want to know when(ab554da)adf-1
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    use does when has refer to he , she or it
    use do when have refer to they , I , we

    aiman has a lot of pens, does he
    they have a lot of pens , do they

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