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'Question tags' are short questions asked to conform the information. They are formed with the auxiliary or modal verb from the statement and the appropriate subject.
Question tags are either positive or negative.
If the statement is the positive, the 'question tag' is negative and if the statement is negative, the 'question tag' is positive.
We use 'question tag' quite often in our daily conversation. In question tag we make a statement (Positive or negative) and ask small question for confirmation at the end of the statement. The negative question tag is formed by combining verb with n’t.
We use auxiliaries only in Question Tag. While forming a question tag there is a comma after the statement and question tag at the end of the sentence.
eg. Gold is precious, isn’t it?
We use pronoun (I, You, We, He, She, They, It) and auxiliary verb in the question tag.
"Auxiliary-cum-verbs" are :
These 11 auxiliaries are also used as verbs, therefore, they are called Auxiliary–cum–verbs.
These are used to form Tenses. ( Please refer Tense Table).
"Pure Auxiliary verbs" are :
These 20 auxiliaries only support normal verbs, therefore, they are called Pure Auxiliary Verbs. They are also called Models or Model Auxiliary Verbs.