Tag question

  • a question tag (also known as question tail) is a grammatical structure in which a declarative or an imperative statement is turned into a question by the addition of an interrogative fragment (the "tag"). for example, in the sentence "you're john, aren't you?", the statement "you're john" is turned into a question by the tag "aren't you".[1]

    the term "question tag" is generally preferred by british grammarians, while their american counterparts prefer "tag question".[2]

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A question tag (also known as question tail) is a grammatical structure in which a declarative or an imperative statement is turned into a question by the addition of an interrogative fragment (the "tag"). For example, in the sentence "You're John, aren't you?", the statement "You're John" is turned into a question by the tag "aren't you".[1]

The term "question tag" is generally preferred by British grammarians, while their American counterparts prefer "tag question".[2]

Other Languages
Deutsch: Refrainfrage
فارسی: پی‌پرسش
italiano: Tag question
Nederlands: Aangeplakte vraag
日本語: 英語#助動詞
português: Tag question