Question Tags (Various Verb Tenses)

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CHOOSE THE CORRECT QUESTION TAG FOR EACH SENTENCE.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Pandas are adorable,

    • A.

      Don't they?

    • B.

      Are they?

    • C.

      Aren't they?

    Correct Answer
    C. Aren't they?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "aren't they?" because it is a tag question that is used to seek confirmation or agreement. In this case, the statement "Pandas are adorable" is positive, so the tag question should be negative. "Aren't they?" is a negative tag question that expects the response to agree with the positive statement.

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  • 2. 

    You saw dolphins at the zoo,

    • A.

      Didn't they?

    • B.

      Didn't you?

    • C.

      Did you?

    Correct Answer
    B. Didn't you?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't you?" because it is the appropriate question tag to use after a positive statement in the past tense. In this case, the statement is "You saw dolphins at the zoo," and the question tag is asking for confirmation or agreement from the listener.

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  • 3. 

    The wolf is the largest member of the canine family,

    • A.

      Is it?

    • B.

      Isn't he?

    • C.

      Isn't it?

    Correct Answer
    C. Isn't it?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "isn't it?" because the sentence is referring to the wolf, which is a singular noun. When referring to a singular noun, we use "isn't it?" as the question tag.

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  • 4. 

    Polar bears don't eat fruit,

    • A.

      Do they?

    • B.

      Do it?

    • C.

      Don't it?

    Correct Answer
    A. Do they?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "do they?" This is because the statement "Polar bears don't eat fruit" is a negative statement, and when asking a question to confirm this statement, we use the auxiliary verb "do" in the question form. In this case, the question form is "do they?" to inquire whether or not polar bears eat fruit.

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  • 5. 

    The little girl wasn't afraid of the gorillas,

    • A.

      Was she?

    • B.

      Wasn't she?

    • C.

      Didn't she?

    Correct Answer
    A. Was she?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was she?" This is because the sentence is a negative statement, stating that the little girl was not afraid of the gorillas. The correct way to form a question from a negative statement is to use the auxiliary verb before the subject. In this case, the auxiliary verb "was" is used before the subject "she" to form the question "was she?"

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  • 6. 

    Scientists study climate changes,

    • A.

      Aren't they?

    • B.

      Do they?

    • C.

      Don't they?

    Correct Answer
    C. Don't they?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't they?" This is because the statement "Scientists study climate changes" is a positive statement, and when we want to turn a positive statement into a negative question, we use the auxiliary verb "do" in the negative form ("don't") followed by the subject "they." Therefore, the correct question form is "Scientists study climate changes, don't they?"

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  • 7. 

    We aren´t protecting the environment,

    • A.

      Is it?

    • B.

      Are we?

    • C.

      Aren't we?

    Correct Answer
    B. Are we?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are we?" This is because the sentence "We aren't protecting the environment" is in the negative form, suggesting that the speaker believes the opposite is true. The question "are we?" is used to seek confirmation or agreement, implying that the speaker expects the listener to agree that they are not protecting the environment.

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  • 8. 

    The children loved the penguins,

    • A.

      Do they?

    • B.

      Doesn't she?

    • C.

      Didn't they?

    Correct Answer
    C. Didn't they?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't they?" because it is a question tag that is used to confirm or seek agreement with a previous statement. In this case, the previous statement is "The children loved the penguins." The question tag "didn't they?" is used to confirm whether or not the children loved the penguins.

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  • 9. 

    A healthy giraffe lives about 25 years in the wild,

    • A.

      Doesn't it?

    • B.

      Isn't it?

    • C.

      Does it?

    Correct Answer
    A. Doesn't it?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't it?" because the previous statement states that a healthy giraffe lives about 25 years in the wild. The phrase "doesn't it?" is used to seek confirmation or agreement with the statement.

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  • 10. 

    The visitors didn´t feed the animals,

    • A.

      Did they?

    • B.

      Didn't they?

    • C.

      Do they?

    Correct Answer
    A. Did they?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did they?" because it is the appropriate question tag to use after a negative statement in the past tense. In this case, the negative statement is "The visitors didn't feed the animals," so the question tag should be "did they?" to form a grammatically correct question.

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  • 11. 

    You were afraid of the Komodo dragons,

    • A.

      Were you?

    • B.

      Were they?

    • C.

      Weren't you?

    Correct Answer
    C. Weren't you?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "weren't you?" This is because the sentence is in the past tense and is asking for confirmation or agreement. The phrase "weren't you?" is a tag question that is commonly used in English to seek confirmation or agreement with a negative statement. In this case, it is asking if the person being addressed was afraid of the Komodo dragons.

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  • 12. 

    Mrs Turner isn´t taking very good photos of the animals,

    • A.

      Is he?

    • B.

      Isn't he?

    • C.

      Is she?

    Correct Answer
    C. Is she?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is she?" because the question is referring to Mrs Turner, who is a female. The use of "isn't he?" or "is he?" would be incorrect as they are referring to a male subject.

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  • 13. 

    Your brother doesn´t like visiting the zoo,

    • A.

      Does your?

    • B.

      Does he?

    • C.

      Doesn't he?

    Correct Answer
    B. Does he?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "does he?" because it is the correct question tag to use in this context. The main sentence is in the negative form ("doesn't like"), so the question tag should be in the positive form ("does he?") to create a balanced sentence.

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  • 14. 

    Mr Turner visited Africa last summer,

    • A.

      Didn't he?

    • B.

      Did he?

    • C.

      Doesn't she?

    Correct Answer
    A. Didn't he?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't he?" because it is a question tag that is used to confirm or seek agreement with a previous statement. In this case, the previous statement is "Mr Turner visited Africa last summer." The question tag "didn't he?" is used to confirm this statement and seek agreement from the listener.

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  • 15. 

    You love wild animals,

    • A.

      Didn't you?

    • B.

      Do you?

    • C.

      Don't you?

    Correct Answer
    C. Don't you?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't you?" because it is the correct negative interrogative form to use after a positive statement. In this case, the positive statement is "You love wild animals," and the negative interrogative form is used to seek confirmation or agreement from the listener.

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