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LOWER INTERMEDIATE - UNIT 2A - GRAMMAR 2 (page 1)

 

ANSWERING QUESTION TAGS
How do you answer a question like this? What do 'yes' and 'no' mean?

Sue: She is very polite, isn't she?
Alice: Yes.

What does Alice mean?

You should always answer a question tag like it is a positive question.

Question Tag
She is very polite, isn't she?
She isn't very polite, is she?

>> Positive question
>> Is she very polite?
>> Is she very polite?

>>Your answer
YES (=Yes she is polite.)
NO (=No, she isn't.)

The aren't very happy, are they?
They are very happy, aren't they?
>> Are they very happy?
>> Are they very happy?
YES (=Yes they are happy.)
NO (= No they are not happy.)
They were late, weren't they?
They weren't late, were they?
>> Were they late?
>> Were they late?
YES (= Yes, they were late.)
NO (= No, they were not late.)

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