Tag Question Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: L.5.2.C
When you see your first tag question you will say, "Oh, that's what they are called!" They are small statements that are immediately followed by a short question. In many ways they are the outlier in English grammar and people often think they are grammatically incorrect. When we are checking information that we think is positive or true we often use tag questions to flip a statement into a question. The way in which tag questions are constructed often elicits a higher rate of response by the listener. These worksheets will show students how to properly construct and use tag questions in their work.
Tag Question Worksheets To Print:
You Get That? -
Match each sentence with the correct form of an inquiry that you or another person may have.
Bag and Tag It - Add some form of inquiry at the end of each sentence.
What Fits? - You will be given a random statement and then tasked with putting together a bit of a ringer for them. Punctuate the statement and what you put together correctly.
Blow It Up! - You
will have to use correct syntax and mechanics too. It should be an easy read for your audience.
Bubble Tag - What you goal here is to do is to grasp a sense of confirmation
from the listener or reader, in this case.
Original - Your goal on this worksheet is to write an original sentence that builds off of what you are given.
- The tag questions are floating in the graphics above the lines. On the lines, write a carefully thought out sentence that goes with all of them.
- Help these people communicate clearly. Use the auxiliary verb and
pronoun from the sentence to create your question.
Questions - Rewrite each question below, using a question tag form .
Follow the example: Did John cheat on the test? would be written as: John cheated on the test, didn't he?
Markers - You are given starting markers, you need to just make
a sentence out of it. With the goal of getting an honest answer from your listener.
It Off - Of course the graphic in this case really helps hammer home the concepts that we are discussing.
of Paper - On a separate sheet of paper, write an original sentence
to go with each question tag below.
Response - Circle the correct question tag for each sentence. You may want to say them out loud to yourself.
- This is an rewrite activity that is given to you. Here is an example: Doesn't Ronald like spaghetti? We would ask you to rewrite it as: Ronald doesn't like spaghetti, does he?
What Are Tag Questions?
A tag question is an emphasized question asked at the end of a small statement which is also a question in itself. These questions increase the interrogative stress after a question has been asked. Usually, a person uses this form of inquiry when he or she is somewhat sure of the truthfulness of whatever he or she has already asked. The tag question is just asked for the purpose of making sure that whatever we have said is correct.
These questions are more common in speaking and informal writing, but are not preferred in academic niches. For example, "You love fast food, don't you?" in this question 'don't you' is a tag questions being asked for confirmation of what one already knows.
Here is how to use the most suitable form of tag question use depending on the nature of the statements:
Positive tag questions, as their name indicates, are inquiries with an imperative tag word in them. These are used after statements that have negative verbs or objects in them. For example, "It is not wet, is it?" is a statement with a negation in it for the verb, so the tag question used must be having a positive tag. Are you, do you, have they, should we, and will he, are some examples of positive tags.
These questions have a negation with the tag and are, hence, only used after statements that have a positive verb or object. For example, "He should run faster, shouldn't he?" is a statement with a positive verb in the first part, so the tag question used after it must be negative. The examples of some commonly used negative tags include aren't you, haven't you, wasn't he, and mustn't we.