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Question tags #1 (permalink) Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:38 pm   Question tags
 

Test No. incompl/elem-36 "Question Tags (2)", question 1

Sarah: 'I want you to give me some more money.'
Paul: '.........'

(a) Oh you want, do you?
(b) Oh you'd like, would you?
(c) Oh you do, do you?
(d) Oh you give, do you?

Test No. incompl/elem-36 "Question Tags (2)", answer 1

Sarah: 'I want you to give me some more money.'
Paul: 'Oh you do, do you?'

Correct answer: (c) Oh you do, do you?
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Question tags #2 (permalink) Mon Mar 21, 2005 14:37 pm   Question tags
 

As this is a question tag, the person repeating what the first speaker has said, uses the interrogative form of the same tense as in:

A I wanted to help
B Oh you did, did you?

A I have been there before
B Oh you have, have you?
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Question tags #3 (permalink) Mon Mar 21, 2005 22:28 pm   Question tags
 

and why not:
oh you did, didn't you?

Oh you have, haven't you??

I don't understand the difference
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Question tags #4 (permalink) Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:45 am   Question tags
 

There are three main times of question tag:
1 The sarcastic response or one showing surprise or disbelief where both are postive as in:
A I've worked really hard today
B You have, have you?

2 The response where you hope that the answer will be no from the speaker:
A I have lost all my money at the casino
B You haven't, have you?

3 The response where you hope the answer will be yes from the speaker:
A I think I locked the door
B You did, didn't you?
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Question tags #5 (permalink) Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:26 pm   Question tags
 

great:)
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Question tags #6 (permalink) Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:24 pm   Question tags
 

Why don't we say :
Oh,you want do you?

Isn't İt same with:
Oh,you do,do you?
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Question tag #7 (permalink) Thu Feb 16, 2006 15:20 pm   Question tag
 

Hi,

You have to repeat the auxiliary with most verbs:

I went there. Oh you did, did you.

They wanted one. Oh they did, did they.

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Question tags #8 (permalink) Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:17 am   Question tags
 

Thanks Alan, Your explanation is so useful for me.
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Question tags #9 (permalink) Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:46 am   Question tags
 

how to decide whether to be positive or negative to the speaker

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Question tags #10 (permalink) Wed Jan 07, 2009 14:43 pm   Question tags
 

I am very intersted on this topic because I di not sudy before .
Thanks in same time I like you add explanaition for me .
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Question tags #11 (permalink) Wed Jan 07, 2009 14:55 pm   Question tags
 

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Question tags #12 (permalink) Wed Jan 07, 2009 18:07 pm   Question tags
 

Hi Lamine,

The first thing you might want to do in order to improve your writing skills is start using a spell checker. In addition, you should read more and try to memorize entire phrases as precisely as possible. And of course you can read and follow this thread: How can I improve my writing skills?

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Question tags #13 (permalink) Wed Mar 18, 2009 13:13 pm   Question tags
 

Alan wrote:
There are three main times of question tag:
1 The sarcastic response or one showing surprise or disbelief where both are postive as in:
A I've worked really hard today
B You have, have you?

2 The response where you hope that the answer will be no from the speaker:
A I have lost all my money at the casino
B You haven't, have you?

3 The response where you hope the answer will be yes from the speaker:
A I think I locked the door
B You did, didn't you?

Dear Mr. Alan

could you give more example actually there is some confusion to understand the question tags because as per your explanation

1. The response where you hope that the answer will be "no" from the speaker:

In that case the 1st part will be nagative whereas 2nd one in interrogative.

2. The response where you hope the answer will be "yes" from the speaker:

In that case the 1st part will be affirmative whereas 2nd one in interrogative.

Do I get it correct or not? Please explain

but in test there are some question that are not following this rule or there might be some confusion to understand them.

for instance

correct sentence:
Sarah: 'I can't take any more.'
Paul: 'Oh, you can't, can you?'

Correct answer: (c) Oh, you can't, can you?

Your answer was: correct

Translate sentence or define "Oh, you can't, can you?"

correct sentence:
Sarah: 'I won't listen to you any more.'
Paul: 'So you won't, will you?'

Correct answer: (c) So you won't, will you?

Your answer was: correct

Translate sentence or define "So you won't, will you?"
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Question tags #14 (permalink) Tue Jun 02, 2009 21:51 pm   Question tags
 

Thank you for the explanation. It is clear to me now.
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Question tags #15 (permalink) Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:00 am   Question tags
 

Thank you Alan for the explanation, I think with more practice, we will get more of understanding.
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