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Ajax lost their last game, didn't they?
English is easy, isn't it?
Everybody loves McDonald's, don't they?
World of Warcraft isn't a difficult game, is it?
Lola doesn't like basketball, does she?
You can't do three backflips, can you?
A tag question is a short question at the end of a sentence.
Tag questions turn statements into questions.
English is easy. (statement) English is easy, isn't it ? (question)
The tag question exists of: (auxillary) verb + pronoun
1. relatie met de zin ervoor
2. + wordt -, - wordt +
Repeat the pronoun that is used in the statement.
If a name is used, choose the correct pronoun.
We are happy, aren't we?
Jim isn't at school, is he?
The girls love swimming, don't they?
I am an English teacher, aren't I?
If the statement contains a form of 'to be', repeat that one in the tag question.
Sheila and Janet are fond of tennis, aren't they?
I am the best teacher in the world, aren't I?
I'm not a good singer, am I?
If the statement contains an auxiliary (hulpwerkwoord), repeat it in the tag question.
You can jump very far, can't you?
If the statement does not contain a form of 'to be' or 'can',
you have to use a form of 'to do'. Choose the form that fits the statement:
Joan plays tennis, doesn't she?
Wim cooked dinner last night, didn't he?
We go to school by bus, don't we?
If the statement is positive, the tag question is negative.
I like cats, don't I?
Jim is 15, isn't he?
If the statement is negative, the tag question is positive.
John doesn't enjoy flying, does he?
English isn't difficult, is it?
Tag questions are used to turn statements into questions.