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Question Tags

How do you turn a statement into a question? With a question tag, of course! Learn how to implement this useful tool into your writing.

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Mignon Fogarty,

 

How do you turn a statement into a question? With a question tag, of course!

A question tag isn't a piece of paper you hang around a statement's neck or stick on its lapel, it's a little add-on question at the end of a statement. Question tags can make a huge difference in the tone and meaning of a sentence:

  • You remembered my birthday! (Statement. Happy.)

  • You remembered my birthday, right? (Question. Hesitant or accusing.)

  • He wouldn't forget my birthday. (Statement. Confident.)

  • He wouldn’t forget my birthday, would he? (Question. Uncertain.)

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