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Meaning of "question tag" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUESTION TAG

question tag  [ˈkwɛstʃən tæɡ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUESTION TAG

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Question tag is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUESTION TAG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tag question

A question tag or tag question is a grammatical structure in which a declarative statement or an imperative is turned into a question by adding an interrogative fragment. 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". The term "question tag" is generally preferred by British grammarians, while their American counterparts prefer "tag question".

Definition of question tag in the English dictionary

The definition of question tag in the dictionary is in grammar, a question tag is a very short clause at the end of a statement which changes the statement into a question. For example, in `She said half price, didn't she?', the words `didn't she' are a question tag.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUESTION TAG


bashtag
ˈbæʃˌtæɡ
hangtag
ˈhæŋˌtæɡ
hashtag
ˈhæʃˌtæɡ
metatag
ˈmɛtəˌtæɡ
nametag
ˈneɪmˌtæɡ
ragtag
ˈræɡˌtæɡ
retag
ˌriːˈtæɡ
Sontag
ˈsɒntæɡ
stag
stæɡ
tag
tæɡ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUESTION TAG

question
question mark
question master
question of fact
question of law
Question Period
question time
questionability
questionable
questionableness
questionably
questionary
questionee
questioner
questioning
questioningly
questionist
questionless
questionlessly
questionnaire

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUESTION TAG

Bundestag
dog tag
electronic tag
Freytag
identification tag
Landtag
meta tag
price tag
Reichstag
royal stag
treasury tag

Synonyms and antonyms of question tag in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «question tag» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUESTION TAG

Find out the translation of question tag to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of question tag from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «question tag» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

问题标签
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

question tag
570 millions of speakers

English

question tag
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रश्न टैग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

علامة السؤال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вопрос тег
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pergunta tag
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রশ্নচিহ্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

question tag
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tag soalan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Frage -Tag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

付加疑問
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

질문 의 태그
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tag pitakonan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

câu hỏi đuôi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கேள்வி குறி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रश्न टॅग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Soru etiketi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

domanda tag
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tag pytanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

питання тег
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tag întrebare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ερώτηση tag
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vraag tag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fråga tagg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spørsmålet tag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of question tag

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUESTION TAG»

The term «question tag» is regularly used and occupies the 95.417 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUESTION TAG» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about question tag

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUESTION TAG»

Discover the use of question tag in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to question tag and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Be Smart Bahasa Inggris
Menggunakan verba aksi (action verbs), untuk memberikan emosi dan ketegangan. Contoh: towered like giant, gushed, defeated them. B. Question Tag 1. Fungsi Question Tag • Untuk menanyakan orang lain mengenai kesetujuan ( nadanya ...
Asep D. & Dian A.
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Understanding Spoken English: A Focus on Everyday Language ...
is called the question tag). • Look at Conversation 1 of this unit again (page 22). • Find Merv's statements with a question tag at the end. • Write them in the space below. You should be able to find two sentences with question tags. • Look at the  ...
Susan Boyer, 2003
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UPRT 2008: Empirical Studies in English Applied Linguistics
... same phenomenon. I will now turn to how more scientific materials approach the form and function of question tags. Question tag classifications in research publications Reference materials that address Lukácsi, Z. Language and gender 193.
Réka Lugossy, József Horváth and Marianne Nikolov, editors
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General English Grammar
A mini question that is tagged to the end of a sentence is called a Question Tag. When we use Tag question the rule is : A positive sentence has a negative tag and a negative sentence has a positive question tag. + with - - with + Example ...
J.V. Subrahmanyam
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Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Clause structure
One common type of pro-clause is the question tag: a word with the force of a question, which is appended to another clause. Some question tags are used to form alternative questions, others to form confirmation questions. Alternative ...
Timothy Shopen, 1985
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The Basic Communicative English Grammar
Opposites — Subject+will+negative Unit 1 question tag 9-19 3. Revision : Nouns to pronouns — Subject+shall+negative question tag 4. Revision : Punctuation — Pronoun+verb 1. Positive Question Tags — Subject+negative verb+ Unit 2 2.
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Basic Grammar Step-by-Step
Question Tags A question tag is the short addition we place at the end of a statement. We use question tags to ask for information or agreement. We use a comma to mark off the question tag. We use contractions in question tags. For a list of ...
Mary W. Ng, 2002
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Bachiesichang Dictionary of English Errors
THE GENERAL RULES IN IDENTIFYING QUESTION TAGS . The first rule states that; when the statement is positive the question tag that immediately follows should be negative. Also when the statement is negative the immediate question tag ...
King Sulleyman D. Bachiesichang, 2013
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Basic English Grammar
This short question is called a question tag. Look at the following sentence. ◗ The weather is lovely today, isn't it? The main part of the sentence is positive, but the question tag is negative. You expect the answer to a negative question tag to  ...
Howard Sargeant, 2007
10
Understanding Everyday Australian: A Focus on Spoken ...
is called the question tag). • Look at Conversation 1 of this unit again (page 11). • Find Merv's statements with a question tag at the end. • Write them in the space below. You should be able to find three sentences with question tags. • Look at ...
Susan Boyer, Leonard Boyer, 1998

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUESTION TAG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term question tag is used in the context of the following news items.
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Know your English — June 28, 2015
The rules for using question tags are the following: if the statement is affirmative — i.e. it does not contain a negative word — then a negative question tag is ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
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Learn to Use the Three Types of Question Tags
CHENNAI: As I had indicated in the last column, I will be discussing the three types of tags: statement tags, directive tags and exclamation tags this week. «The New Indian Express, Mar 15»
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Learning to Use Question Tags Effectively
Students of Class X and XII are busy preparing for their public examinations. Question tags (American), also called tag questions (British), is one of the sections ... «The New Indian Express, Feb 15»
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每日英语点滴: 反问句的用法(question tag
每日英语点滴: 反问句的用法(question tag). 更新于24 November 2014, 9:23 AEDT. 编译:殷月萍、责编:方腾. 反问句就是在陈述句之后加上简短反问,用来表达“是 ... «澳洲广播电台, Nov 14»

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