Wenn man eine Aussage betonen will, kann man eine Bestätigungsfrage benutzen. Im Deutschen wird dafür z. B. ein …, oder? verwendet.
Im Englischen wird dafür ein Question Tag angehängt:
Kian is an Irish name, isn't it? - Yes, it is.
We can do this, can't we? - Yes, we can!
You have done your homework,haven't you? - Of course I have!
Wenn die Aussage positiv war, wird der question tag negativ. Bei einer verneinten Aussage aber positiv:
You haven't brought your bag,have you? - Of course I have!
Kaden isn't Irish, is it? - But it is. It means "battle" in Irish and Scottish.
Dabei wird der question tag immer aus dem Hilfsverb des Aussagesatzes und dem Personalpronomen des Subjekts gebildet.
Bei Vollverben im Simple Present verwendet man do.
You play football, don't you? - Yes, I do.
You don't want this sandwich, do you? - You can have it.
Auf einen bejahten Aussagesatz folgt ein verneintes Frageanhängsel. Es besteht aus
Hilfsverb + n't + Pronomen
Bei verneinten Aussagesätzen wird die Verneinung entfernt.
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King Arthur was a very big king, wasn't he?
King Arthur has pulled out Excalibur, hasn't he?
King Arthur didn't live with his real father, did he?
King Arthur had a magic cap, didn't he?
His brothers were really good fighters, weren't they?
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King Arthur was a very big king, wasn't he()?
King Arthur has pulled out Excalibur, hasn't he()?
King Arthur didn't live with his real father, did he()?
Kind Arthur had a magic cap, didn't he()?
His brothers were really good fighters, weren't they()?
His sword is really sharp, isn't it()?
Complete what the friends ask with the correct question tags.
1 Liz isn't in the library, is she()?
2 Kim, you're my friend, aren't you()?
3 We're all hungry, aren't we()?
4 My homework is correct, isn't it()?
5 You aren't friends with David, arent't you()?
6 Tim is really good at basketball, isn't he()?
7 Sam isn't in the cafeteria, is he()?
8. Your parents aren't interested in football, aren't they()?
Which question tags complete this conversation? Fill the gaps! /4
Paul: Have you ever heard of Irish breakfast?
Ethan: It's special, isn't it()?
Sean: That's right. There are lots of things on the table, aren't there()?
Ethan: Yes, but my Mom also has food for vegetarians, hasn't she()?
Paul: I think so. Are you going to try the sausages, Sean?
Sean: No, We’re vegetarians. We're going to try the fried ‘shrooms, aren't we()?
Paul: You haven‘t tried this before, haven't you()?
Ethan: No. This is my first time.