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)
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QUCIK CONCEPT REVIEW
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.
THERE ARE RULES TO FORM QUESTION TAGS
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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