Tag Questions

EXCLUSIVE NOTES:

(a).everyone, everybody, someone, somebody, anyone, anybody, no one, nobody, none, each কোন বাক্যের Subject হলে উহা ব্যক্তিকে নির্দেশ করে এবং এ ক্ষেত্রে Tag Question এর Subject হবে they.

e.g. Everybody saw you, didn’t they?

Nobody has seen him, have they?

Everyone is waiting, aren’t they?

(b).all of us/some of us/most of us/everyone of us/none of us কোন বাক্যের Subject হলে Tag Question এর Subject হবে we.

e.g. We are none of us getting any younger, are we?

Some of us can sing well, can’t we?

(c).everything, something, anything, nothing কোন বাক্যের Subject হলে উহা বস্তুকে নির্দেশ করে এবং এ ক্ষেত্রে Tag Question এর Subject হবে it.

e.g. Nothing was done, was it?

Everything is ready, isn’t it?

(d). neither, seldom, hardly, hardly ever, scarcely, barely, rarely, few, little বাক্যে সাধারনত negative অর্থে ব্যবহূত হয়। তাই এসব বাক্যে not বসেনা।

e.g. He hardly comes here, does he?

Neither of them did it, did they?

He has few friends, has he?

A barking dog seldom bites, does it?

(e). This / That মূল বাক্যের Subject হলে Tag Question এ it বসে; আর These / Those মূল বাক্যের Subject হলে Tag Question এ they বসে।

This is a book, isn’t it? These are dolls, aren’t they?

That was Mr. Hassan on the phone, wasn’t it? Those are pencils, aren’t they?

(f). Subject এর পরে need / needs থাকলে Tag Question এ don’t / doesn’t ব্যবহূত হয় এবং needn’t এর পরিবর্তে need ব্যবহূত হয়।

He needs a pen, doesn’t he? I need a book, don’t I?

We need not go there, need we? You needn’t worry, need you?

(g). Subject এর পরে used to থাকলে Tag Question এ didn’t বসে।

He used to play football, didn’t he?

(h). ট্রেন, জাহাজ, দেশ, বিমান, চাঁদ, পৃথিবী, বসন্ত প্রভৃতিকে Feminine gender হিসেবে গন্য করা হয়। সূতরাং এরা মূল বাক্যের Subject হলে Tag Question এর Subject হিসাবে she বসে। তবে এসব ক্ষেত্রে it ও বসতে পারে।

The moon shines at night, doesn’t she/it?

(i). আবার sun, death, summer, war, winter প্রভৃতিকে Masculine gender হিসেবে গন্য করা হয়। সূতরাং এরা মূল বাক্যের Subject হলে Tag Question এর Subject হিসাবে he বসে। তবে এসব ক্ষেত্রে it ও বসতে পারে।

Death is common to all, isn’t he/it?

(j). শিশু, ইতর প্রানী বা জড়বস্তু মূল বাক্যের Subject হলে Tag Question এর Subject হিসাবে it বসে। The baby is smiling, isn’t it?

IMPERATIVE SENTENCE

Imperative Sentence টি Let us (Let’s) দিয়ে শুরু হলে question অংশে shall we? এবং অন্য সব ক্ষেত্রে will you? বসে।

Let us go out, shall we?

Let him do the work, will you?

Let’s learn English, shall we?

Never tell a lie, will you?

Let’s sing a song, shall we?

Do not run in the rain, will you?

Let us discuss the matter, shall we? Please help me, will you?

Let us swim in the pond, shall we? Have a cup of tea, will you?

EXCLAMATORY SENTENCE

Exclamatory Sentence এর question অংশে pronoun হিসেবে it বসে।

How charming the scenery is, isn’t it?

What a beautiful garden it is, isn’t it?

EXERCISE

01.Add Tag Questions to the following sentences.

(a).Let’s do the work,…………?

(b).He may come in time,………….?

(c).Someone said so,……………?

(d).Sumon will meet me tomorrow,………….?

(e).People are afraid of snake,………….?

02. Add Tag Questions to the following sentences.

(a).Neither of them complained,………….?

(b).Every mother loves her child,………..?

(c).I am not very disappointed,…………?

(d).Let’s have a party,………….?

(e).The train left the station,…………?

03. Add Tag Questions to the following sentences.

(a).An incident happened before our eyes,…………..?

(b).Nobody dislikes flower,…………?

(c).Let’s go out,…………?

(d).Nothing is certain,………..?

(e).He will play football,………..?

04. Add Tag Questions to the following sentences.

(a).I am your well-wisher,…………?

(b).The mother rose in her,………..?

(c).You will buy a shirt,………….?

(d).The baby is hungry,…………?

(e).Let them talk about it,…………..?

5.
a. No one would object, —?
b. Man is not immortal, —?
c. Don’t do it again, —?
d. I am pleased at his conduct, —?
e. We ought to love our country, —?
6.
a. You have to study English, —?
b. Everything looked nice, —?
c. Please take your seat, —?
d. You need not go there, —?
e. No salt is allowed, —?
7.
a. I have hardly seen her, —?
b. They won’t follow me, —?
c. She kept silent, —?
d. It is not harmful, —?
e. Don’t drink contaminated water, —?

8.
a. This book belongs to me, —?
b. The braves deserve the fair, —?
c. He hardly believes anybody, —?
d. I am really optimistic, —?
e. He has a little idea about it, —?

 

ANSWER

01.(a).shall we, (b).mayn’t he, (c).didn’t they, (d).won’t he, (e).aren’t they

02.(a).did they, (b).don’t they, (c).am I? (d).shall we? (e).didn’t it?

03.(a).didn’t it, (b).do they? (c).shall we (d).is it (e).won’t he

04.(a).aren’t I, (b).didn’t it? (c).won’t you (d) isn’t it (e).will you

Answer. 5.
a. No one would object, would anyone?
b. Man is not immortal, is he?
c. Don’t do it again, will you?
d. I am pleased at his conduct, amn’t I?
e. We ought to love our country, oughtn’t we?

Answer. 6.
a. You have to study English, don’t you/ haven’t you?
b. Everything looked nice, didn’t it?
c. Please take your seat, will you?
d. You need not go there, need you?
e. No salt is allowed, is it?

 Answer. 7.
a. I have hardly seen her, have I?
b. They won’t follow me, will they?
c. She kept silent, didn’t she?
d. It is not harmful, is it?
e. Don’t drink contaminated water, will you?

Answer. 8.
a. This book belongs to me, doesn’t it?
b. The braves deserve the fair, don’t they?
c. He hardly believes anybody, does he?
d. I am really optimistic, amn’t I?
e. He has little idea about it, has he?

 

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