3rd Class English Question and Question Tags QUESTION AND QUESTION TAGS


Category : 3rd Class

Real Life Example

Sometimes the same words may have different patterns depending on the situation or implication. You don't remember my name, do you? (rising: expresses surprise) You don't remember my name, do you? (falling: express amusement or resignation) Your name?s Mary, isn't it? (rising: expresses uncertainty) Your name's Mary, isn't it? (falling: expresses confidence)  


This lesson will help you to:

  • know about wh - questions and their benefits in English language. 
  • form question tags.  


They are five wh- questions- WHAT, WHERE, WHO, WHY, WHEN. HOW is WHO written backwards.

The "grammar" used with wh- questions depends on whether the topic being asked about is the "subject" or predicate of a sentence. For the subject pattern, simply replace the person or thing being asked about with the appropriate wh-word. Example: Someone called me up. Question framed will be: Who called me up?

For the predicate pattern, wh- question formation depends on whether there is a helping verb in the original sentence. Helping verbs are verbs that precede main verbs.

Example: We can do it?

Question: Who can do it?  


Players required 2 or more. Take a ball and throw towards your partner asking wh- questions. The other player will answer and ask another wh- question from the third player. The person who is not able to answer correctly or ask the correct wh- question is out and the player who remains till the end is the winner.



A question tag is a question added at the end of a sentence. Speakers use question tags chiefly to make sure their information is correct or to seek argument.

They consist of a statement and a tag. A negative tag is used with an affirmative statement whereas a positive tag is used with a negative statement. Question tags are used in English for two main purposes:    

1.   To get someone involved in a conversation, to encourage a response.

2.  To confirm information that you think is true.  


1.   After positive statements, we use a negative tag. Example: You are from belhi, aren't you? Krish is here. isn't he?

2.  After negative statements, we use a positive tag. Example: I am not surprised, am I? Iqbal and Danny aren't lazy. are they?

3.  If the statement has a modal, it is repeated in the tag. Example: Rekha can go herself, can't she? You should not sleep late, should you?

4.  With the Simple Present Tense we use do / does - don't / doesn't? With the Simple Past Tense we use did / didn't. Example: Chetna listens to music, doesn't she? Shiva works at a bank, doesn't he?

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