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tag′ ques`tion(n.)

  1. a short interrogative structure appended to a statement or command, often inviting confirmation or assent, as isn't it in

    It's raining, isn't it?

    Category: Grammar

Origin of tag question:

1960–65

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  1. tag question(Noun)

    A question inviting the listener to indicate agreement, formed by adding a u201Ctagu201D word or expression to a statement. For example u201CYou love me, donu2019t you?u201D.

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  1. Tag question

    A question tag or tag question is a grammatical structure in which a declarative statement or an imperative is turned into a question by adding an interrogative fragment. 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". The term "question tag" is generally preferred by British grammarians, while their American counterparts prefer "tag question".

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