Tag Questions - You play baseball, don't you?

Sometimes we forget or want to double check (check two times).
In these cases we can use “tag questions”.

A tag question is like a “mini question”.

A negative tag question:

Q:  It’s behind me, isn’t it?

Isn’t it?” is the tag, because Isn’t is the opposite of It is.

A positive tag question

Q:  It isn’t behind me, is it?

 Is it? is the tag, because “Is” is the opposite of isn’t.

For verbs you should use:
“didn’t” for positive tag questions
“did” for negative tag questions.

Here are some common questions I get asked:

Common Negative Tag Questions

Q:  You lived in Sydney, didn’t you?
A:  Yes, I lived in Sydney for a long time

Q:  You’re 28, aren’t you?
A:  No, I’m 26

Q:  You play the guitar , don’t you?
A:  Yes, I do.

Q:  You like fried chicken, don’t you?
A:  Yes, but only Japanese chicken.

Q:  You will eat fried chicken tonight, won’t you?
A:  Maybe

Q:  Koalas are cute, aren’t there?
A:  Yes, they are.

Positive Tag Questions

Q:  You’re not Australian, are you?
A:  No, I’m not Australian.

Q:  You don’t live in Sydney anymore, do you?
A:  No, I don’t live in Sydney anymore.

Q:  You can’t dance, can you?
A:  No, I can’t dance.

Q:  You don’t like seafood, do you?
A:  No, I don’t like seafood.

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