Class 9 English Grammar Question Tag

Class 9 English Grammar Question tag, NCERT/SCERT Class 9 English Grammar Notes to each Syllabus wise provided in the list of SEBA Class 9 English Grammar Question Tag can be of great value to excel in the examination.

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Class 9 English Grammar Question Tag

Class 9 English Grammar Question Tag Notes cover all the exercise questions in Assam Board SEBA Textbooks. The SEBA Class 9 English Grammar provided here ensures a smooth and easy understanding of all the concepts. Understand the concepts behind every chapter and score well in the board exams.

QUESTION TAG

GRAMMAR

The question tag is also known as Note of interrogation(?)

The question tag is used at the end of an interrogative sentence.

Rule: 1.

If the given sentence is affirmative, the rule for adding question tag is as follows:

auxiliary verb + n’t +subject pronoun

e.g. (i) Sarita is fair – Sarita is fair, isn’t she ?

(ii) It is raining – It is raining, isn’t it ?

(iii) Mohan can swim well – Mohan can swim well. can’t he ?

Rule: 2.

If the given sentence is negative, the rule for adding a question tag is as follows:

auxiliary verb + subject pronoun

e.g. (i) Sarita is not fair – Sarita is not fair, is she ?

(ii) It is not raining – It is not raining, is it ?

(iii) I am not well – I am not well, am I ?

Auxiliary verbs :

For present tense the auxiliary verbs are – am, is, are, do, does etc. Whenever the auxiliary verb is not given, the understood auxiliary verbs are Does and Do. For past tense whenever the auxiliary verb is not given, the understood verb is Did.

e.g. (i) Sita sings well- Sita sings well, doesn’t she ?

(ii) Mohan speaks English- Mohan speaks English doesn’t he ? 

(iii) Sita sang well – Sita sang well, didn’t she ?

(iv) Mohan spoke English – Mohan spoke English didn’t he ?

Exercise:

Add question tags to the following sentences :

(i) Mr Sangma went home yesterday.

(ii) Sita will perform one item. 

(iii) The boys are going home.

(iv) The sky is not black.

(v) The teacher does not teach us well.

(vi) Abdul spoke little. 

(vii) Everyone speaks English.

(viii) I am not well.

Ans: (i) Mr Sangma went home yesterday, didn’t he ?

(ii) Sita will perform one item, won’t she ? 

(iii) The boys are going home, aren’t they ?

(iv) The sky is not black, is it ?

(v) The teacher does not teach us well, does he ? 

(vi) Abdul spoke little, didn’t he ?

(vii) Everyone speaks English, don’t they ?

(viii) I am not well, am I ?

Some Previous Years’ Questions :

(i) You came home yesterday, ….?(add a tag question).

(ii) The girl sings well, … ? (add a tag question).

(iii) My father doesn’t like sweets, ….? (Add a tag question).

(iv) The boys came to school in time, …. ? (Add a tag question).

(v) You know the answer, … ? (Add a question tag.).

(vi) We mustn’t be late, …. ? (Add a tag question).

(vii) Are you a student, … ? (Add a tag question).

(viii) He has done the job well, … ? (Add a question tag).

(ix) The boys look happy, … ? (Add a tag question).

(x) Your speech was well received,…….? (Add a tag question).

(xi) You have done your home work, ….. ? (Add a tag question.).

(xii) We have met before,…. ? (Add a tag question).

(xiii) The girl sings well, ….. ? (Add a tag question).

(xiv) You are telling the truth, ….. (Add a question tag).

Ans: (i) You came home yesterday, didn’t you ?

(ii) The girl sings well, doesn’t she ?

(iii) My father doesn’t like sweets, does he ? they ?

(iv) The boys came to school in time, didn’t 

(v) You know the answer, don’t you ?

(vi) We mustn’t be late, must we ?

(vii) Are you a student, aren’t you ?

(viii) He has done the job well, hasn’t he ? 

(ix) The boys look happy, don’t they ?

(x) Your speech was well received, wasn’t it ?

(xi) You have done your home work, haven’t you ?

(xii) We have met before, haven’t we ? 

(xiii) The girl sings well, doesn’t she ?

(xiv) You are telling the truth, aren’t you ?

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