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A grammatical structure in which a statement is turned into a question by adding an interrogative fragment called a “TAG”It is a short question connected to a statement.
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".
We use tag questions at the end of statements to ask for confirmation. They mean something like: "Am I right?" or "Do you agree?"
Here, it’s like you’re asking confirmation that it is going to rain. Like asking for another’s opinion.
When a sentence is written, a comma separates the main clause from the tag. If a tag question is sentence medial, commas set off the tag, and the terminal punctuation is still a question mark.
Although they have the grammatical form of a question, they may differ from questions in that they do not expect an answer. In other cases, when they do expect a response, they may differ from straightforward questions in that they cue the listener as to what response is desired.
When there is no auxiliary verb or be verb in the main clause, then a do verb must be introduced as an operator to carry the tense.
It generally contrasts in polarity with the statement; that is, when the statement is affirmative, the tag is negative and vice versa.