What is Question Tag? Question Tags Examples and Exercises

What is Question Tag? Question Tags Examples and Exercises

Tag Questions

The Question Tags issue, which we make use of in daily speech, is an important issue even though it is not emphasized much in schools. This topic, which is used in daily conversations in many languages, is also frequently used in the English language. They are often used to confirm/reinforce a topic.

In order to use Tag Questions correctly and not to make mistakes while speaking, the auxiliary verb that we will add to the sentence must be placed in the opposite way (negative if it is positive, positive if it is negative).


– You love me more than anything (positive), don’t you (negative)?

– She never makes her math final homework on time (negative), does she (positive)?


It is very important to thoroughly understand whether the sentence is positive or negative. Because although some sentences do not have “not” in them, the sentence is still negative. In these sentences, the sentence is accepted as negative and the positive Tag Question is used.


– They can barely talk because they’re eating, can they?

– No money was spent because they were students, was it?


Note: The question tag used in some sentences has to be used differently from the auxiliary verb in the sentence.


– Let’s go and introduce you to my family, shall we? (As let’s does not have an auxiliary verb, “shall” is used.

– I am a smart boy, aren’t I? (In normal conditions, although the auxiliary verb of the sentence is “am”, “aren’t” is used because there is no auxiliary verb such as “am not”.

-He used to swim every day in the morning, didn’t he? ( Since there is no pattern like used not to, “did or did not” is used.


Simple Present Tense Examples

– He knows Russian, doesn’t he?

– He doesn’t know English, does he?

– You get up late on the weekends, don’t you?

– You don’t drink alcohol during work hours, do you?

– They are rich because his father is a lawyer, aren’t they?

– They aren’t poor because his father is a lawyer, are they?

– It is at home, isn’t it?

– It is not here, is it?

– I’m right about last week’s issue, aren’t I?

– I am not stupid about last week’s issue, am I?


Examples of Present Continuous Tense

– I am playing basketball well, aren’t I?

– I am not making too much noise at night, am I?

– They all work very hard, don’t they?

– We aren’t making noise at night, are we?


Simple Past Tense Examples

– I was very sick yesterday, wasn’t I?

– I wasn’t careless with the family, was I?

– Tired of looking at his cousin all day, wasn’t he?

– He wasn’t sad, was he?

– I answered your question last week, didn’t I?

– You saw that red-haired girl yesterday, didn’t you?

– I didn’t break the school window, did I?


Past Continuous Tense Examples

– I was listening to the science class, wasn’t I?

– I wasn’t sleeping on the couch, was I?

– We weren’t running, were we?

– They were walking slowly, weren’t they?


Present Perfect Tense Examples

– He hasn’t done the math homework, has he?


Present Perfect Continuous Tense Examples

– You’re sleeping slowly, haven’t you?


Past Perfect Tense Examples

– I hadn’t broken the TV remote, had I?


Past Perfect Continuous Tense Examples

– We had been your list’s music all day, hadn’t we?


Future Tense Examples

– They will come next week, won’t they?


Examples of Future Continuous Tense

– You’re not going to work next week, are you?


Examples of Future Perfect Tense

– He will not have gone by then, will he?


Examples of Future Perfect Continuous Tense

– We’ll be done by morning, won’t we?