question tag

question tag
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "question tag":
singular question tag plural question tags linguistics
a word or phrase such as "isn't it?" or "haven't you?" that you can add to a sentence to make a question

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  • question tags — ◊ GRAMMAR A question tag is a short phrase that you add to the end of a statement to turn it into a yes/no question. You usually do this when you expect the other person to agree with the statement. For example, if you say It s cold, isn t it? ,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tag question — noun Etymology: tag (I) : a question (as isn t it in “it s fine, isn t it?” or is it in “Oh it is, is it?”) added to a statement or command (as to gain the assent of or challenge the person addressed) ; also : a sentence ending in a tag question… …   Useful english dictionary

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