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Question tags – complex sentences – Exercise 3

Exercise in Complex sentence A sentence having one main clause and one or more subordinate clauses is known as complex sentence. Generally, the tag of the main clause is used as the question tag for a complex sentence. But, if the subject of a main clause is first person I,  then the question tag of […]

Question tags -Imperative sentences-Exercise 2

Exercise  in imperative sentences The question tags of  imperative sentences  are always   will you?  or   won’t you? In normal sense, if the sentence is positive,   will you?  is the question tag,   and                                  if the sentence […]

Question tags – Assertive sentences – Exercise 1

The general pattern of question tag is,  Auxiliaries + positive/negative meaning + pronoun of the subject + ? If the sentence is positive, the tag is negative. eg:  He is playing football, isn’t he? If the sentence is negative , the tag is positive. eg:  He is not playing football,  is he? Keeping these facts […]

Question tags in complex sentences

Question tags in complex sentences. Sentences having one main clause  and  one or more subordinate clauses are known as complex sentences. Main clause:-                Part of a sentence having a complete meaning Sub ordinate clause:-  Part of a sentence having an incomplete meaning Eg:  Though he worked hard,  he couldn’t perform well in the exam. Here […]

Question tags in imperative sentences

Question tags in imperative sentences. Sentences denoting a  ‘request’,  ‘ advice’,    ‘warning’,   ‘wish’,   ‘order’,   ‘command’,   ‘suggestion’ etc are known as Imperative sentences.  The subject of  imperative sentences is always the second person ‘You.  So  the subject is not generally said or written but it is understood to both the speaker and the listener.  Imperative sentences […]

Indefinite subjects and their pronouns in question tags

Indefinite subjects and their pronouns in question tags. ‘Somebody’          ‘something’        ‘someone’      ‘everbody’            ‘everything’        ‘everyone’ ‘anybody’              ‘anything’           ‘anyone’ ‘nobody’                 ‘nothing’              ‘no one’ These subjects are known as indefinite subjects because they don’t  directly say  ‘who’  or  ‘what’  the subject is. All these subjects are singular. Though   the subjects  ‘somebody’,  ‘someone’,  ‘everybody’,  ‘everyone’,  ‘anybody’,  ‘anyone’,  ‘nobody’, […]

Pronoun of the subjects in question tags

Pronoun of the subjects in question tag. Pronoun is a word used instead of a noun. Eg:  Philip said that he saw  a beautiful car. Here, Philip is the noun and he is the pronoun.  That is he is used instead of  the noun Philip to avoid the repetition of the noun like,  Philip said […]

Weak form of ‘not’ with auxiliaries in Question tag.

WEAK FORM OF  ‘NOT’   WITH  AUXILIARIES IN QUESTION TAG We have studied that, to add negative meaning to a  question tag, the weak form of ‘not’, that is  ‘n’t’, is to be added with the auxiliary verb. Here in this topic, we are going to study the  weak form of  ‘not‘ with auxiliary verbs. […]

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