英会話のコツ: Tag Questions

When you think you know something but you are still not quite sure or when you want to start a conversation with someone, then the tag questions are undeniably useful. We make tag questions by taking the auxiliary (助動詞) verb from a normal sentence and put it in the opposite mood (negative becomes positive and positive becomes negative)

Lets make some examples:

Conversation starters: 

  • It is cold today, isn't it? 
  • Yesterday was a beautiful day, wasn't it? 
  • The music here is really good, isn't it? 
  • The wine here tastes cheap, doesn't it? 
  • Thats a gucci bag, isn't it?  
  • You are that famous actress, aren't you? 

Asking for confirmation: 

  • You don't like sushi, do you? 
  • You are not in the basketball club, are you? 
  • This is your father's house, isn't it. 
  • Your sister is a race car driver, isn't she?  
  • You play the piano, don't you?