Lesson 7 verbs in tag questions

Choose the correct answers:

  1. On some days every year, admission to many museums in Chicago is free, __________ (is it, isn’t it, aren’t they)?
  2. You have not visited the new museum, __________ (have you, haven’t you, didn’t you)?
  3. Your friends are going there tomorrow, __________ (are they, aren’t they, don’t they)?

Explain:

A tag questions is used at the end of a statement to confirm the information mentioned.  There is a comma between the statement and the tag question. When the statement is positive, the tag question should be negative. Vice Versa.

  • In Sentence #1 and #3, the statements are positive, so the tag questions are negative.
  • In Sentence #2, the statement is negative, so the tag question is positive.

The verbs in the two parts should use the same verb tense. The forms of the verbs should agree with the subjects.

  • In Sentence #1, subject – admission (it); verb – is (simple present)
  • In Sentence #2, subject – you; verb – have (present perfect helping verb)
  • In Sentence #3, subject – your friends (they); verb – are ( simple future helping verb)

 

Review:

  1. There are many people in the museums on those free days, __________ (isn’t there, aren’t there, haven’t there)?
  2. Parking isn’t easy, __________ (doesn’t it, is it, isn’t it)?
  3. You spent almost an hour looking for a parking spot on a free day last year, __________ (don’t you, haven’t you, didn’t you)?

 

 

Answers:

isn’t it; have you; aren’t they

aren’t there; is it; didn’t you

 

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