Question tags are essential for everyday speech and conversations. They're used in both formal and informal situations.
The purpose of a question tag is to invite someone else to agree with you.
In this post I'll briefly go over how to use the correct tag with examples. Master these and you'll be on your way to natural-sounding English!
Question Tags With "Be"
When we use question tags with the verb "to be", it must always be the same form of the verb.
A positive statement always goes with a negative question tag, and vice versa. We never have two positives or two negatives in the same sentence.
Note that questions tags are almost always contracted. Such as:
For all other verbs, rather than repeating the verb, we use the word "do". Notice the positive and negative rule still applies.
We use "does" for She, He and It.
Auxiliary verbs are similar to "be", as you have to repeat them in the question tag as well. Here are some examples: