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Typical Grammar Question
1. Your granduncle hardly ever goes out, _____________ he?
Things to Remember:
1) Positive statement, followed by Negative question tag
2) Negative statement, followed by Positive question tag
3) Invisible ‘does’
– She loves to swim, doesn’t she? She does love to swim, doesn’t she?
– They enjoy the outdoors, don’t they? They do enjoy the outdoors, don’t they?
4) These special words would make statements Negative, thus making the question tag Positive:
a) barely – He barely ate, did he?
b) hardly – It hardly seems fair, does it? (It almost does not seem fair, does it?)
c) neither – Neither of them arrived, did they?
d) no – No one spoke to him, did they?
e) nobody – Nobody walked through here, did they?
f) none – None of you knew the answer, do you?
g) nothing – Nothing is ready, is it?
h) seldom – She seldom smiles, does she?
a) I am – I am attractive, aren’t I?
b) Positive Imperative/Instruction – Stop talking, will / won’t you!
c) Negative Imperative/Instruction – Don’t stop running, will you!
d) Let’s (Let us) – Let’s go to the museum, shall we?
e) Have got (possession) – He has got a fidget spinner, hasn’t he?
f) There is / are – There aren’t any bugs under the bed, are there?
g) This / That is – This is Alex’s bag, isn’t it?
Hope this has helped you understand English Grammar slightly better!