The tag question in English is a phrase added to the main part of the sentence, inviting the listener to confirm or give an opinion about the comment. It is composed of two parts: the auxiliar verb, determined by the principal verb, in negative form (or affirmative if the principal verb is negative), followed by the pronoun, determined by the subject.

Copyright (C) 1996 by Barbara Lyons Perez

1. Tag Questions - With Be

Match the questions with the answers.
Use the box on the left to write/paste your choice.
Then click on the "Show answers 1" button to see if your answer is correct.
1. He's waiting for you,
2. There are seven days in a week,
3. I'm not late,
4. These colors are pretty,
5. Her reasons weren't very good,
6. The doctor wasn't in his office,
7. The lights were very bright,
8. The idea is interesting,
9. There were a lot of books on the table,
10. The hole isn't deep,

a. weren't they?
b. is it?
c. am I?
d. weren't there?
e. isn't he?
f. were they?
g. isn't it?
h. aren't there?
i. aren't they?
j. was he?
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2. Tag Questions

decide what the correct tag question should be for each comment. Compare your answers with the correct ones hidden under the "Show answer 2" button at the bottom of the exercise.

1. Luciano Pavarotti is a great singer,

2. Ms. Patton assigns a lot of homework,

3. The children won't want to go to bed early,

4. You have already seen Braveheart,

5. The movie received several Oscars,

6. We can't keep our dog in the hotel room,

7. The Braves would like to win another World Series,

8. Basketball players don't have small feet,

9. I didn't bring enough money,

10. It isn't very cold today,

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3. Tag Questions - A. does she, doesn't she or did she?

Select the correct answer.

1. She works in a bank, ___?

a) does she
b) doesn't she
c) did she

2. She doesn't talk much, ___?

a) does she
b) doesn't she
c) did she

3. She loves you, ___?

a) does she
b) doesn't she
c) did she

4. She looks very beautiful today, ___?

a) does she
b) doesn't she
c) did she

5. She didn't go, ___?

a) does she
b) doesn't she
c) did she

6. She didn't close the door, ___?

a) does she
b) doesn't she
c) did she

7. She doesn't drive, ___?

a) does she
b) doesn't she
c) did she

8. She doesn't want to go, ___?

a) does she
b) doesn't she
c) did she

9. She looks tired, ___?

a) does she
b) doesn't she
c) did she

10. She didn't eat anything, ___?

a) does she
b) doesn't she
c) did she

Tag Questions - B. have you, are you or do you?

11. You don't smoke, ___?

a) have you
b) are you
c) do you

12. You haven't got a car, ___?

a) have you
b) are you
c) do you

13. You don't know her, ___?

a) have you
b) are you
c) do you

14. You aren't going to Rome, ___?

a) have you
b) are you
c) do you

15. You haven't been to London, ___?

a) have you
b) are you
c) do you

16. You don't like ice cream, ___?

a) have you
b) are you
c) do you

17. You aren't twenty-one, ___?

a) have you
b) are you
c) do you

18. You aren't still angry, ___?

a) have you
b) are you
c) do you

19. You haven't been on holiday, ___?

a) have you
b) are you
c) do you

20. You aren't from America, ___?

a) have you
b) are you
c) do you



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4. Tag Questions - With Assorted Verbs

Match the questions with the answers.
Use the box on the left to write/paste your choice.
Then click on the "Show answers 4" button to see if your answer is correct.
1. You can't answer all the questions,
2. You will help me to do the dishes,
3. He believes you,
4. The teacher should explain the lesson,
5. The boy didn't know the lesson,
6. Bob frightened you,
7. You can speak English well,
8. She couldn't arrange that,
9. You won't tell him,
10. He shouldn't do it,

a. didn't he?
b. will you?
c. can't you?
d. doesn't he?
e. can you?
f. should he?
g. could she?
h. won't you?
i. did he?
j. shouldn't he?
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