Question tags


Entender el uso de las "Questions tags" (preguntas coletilla) en inglés no nos resultará complicado porque también existen en español. Este tipo de preguntas son aquellas que utilizamos al final de una frase con la intención de verificar lo que estamos diciendo. Un ejemplo en español podría ser el siguiente:

 

Cocino muy bien, ¿verdad?

 

En realidad hay varias formas de utilizar esa verificación en español: ¿verdad?, ¿no?, ¿no es así?, ¿no crees?

 

 

¿Como utilizar "question tags" en inglés?

 

 

En inglés el uso de este tipo de preguntas coletilla radica en el verbo, ya que utilizaremos una pregunta al final de frase que irá en el mismo tiempo verbal que el verbo principal de la frase. Por ejemplo:

 

George is ill, isn't he? (George está enfermo, ¿verdad?)

 

Como podemos observar cuando la frase es afirmativa, su question tag correspondiente es en negativa. Si por el contrario, la frase es negativa, su question tag es afirmativo. Por ejemplo:

 

George isn't ill, is he? (George no está enfermo, verdad?)

 

 

 


 

EJEMPLOS DE QUESTION TAGS EN INGLÉS

 

 

PRESENTE

 

 

She is tired, isn't she?

 

They aren't happy, are they?

 

She has got a twin sister, hasn't she? (UK)

 

She has got a twin sister, doesn't she? (US)

 

They love pop music, don't they?

 

He doesn't like vegetables, does he?

 

There are 30 people in this classroom, aren't there?

 

This is Sarah's new car, isn't it?

(Cuando el sujeto es "this/that", el sujeto de la question tag es "it")

 

These are difficult times, aren't they?

(Cuando el sujeto es "these/those", el sujeto de la question tag es "they")

 

 

 PASADO

 

 

They were sad yesterday, weren't they?

 

She was at Paul's house, wasn't she?

 

They weren't really happy last week, were they?

 

Peter wasn't very comfortablet at Tom's house, was he?

 

They played tennis last Friday, didn't they?

 

You didn't tell me your address, did you?

 

 

FUTURO

 

 

  Peter won't study at university, will he?

 

Peter will buy a new car, won't he?

 

Alice will visit her grandparents, won't she?

 

Alice won't forget you, will she?

 

 

  VERBOS MODALES

 

 

Donald can play the guitar, can't he?

 

Donald can't swim very well, can he?

 

He could speak when he was two, couldn't he?

 

He couldn't walk when he was two, could he?

 

You must study harder to pass, mustn't you?

 

You musn't make noise here, must you?

 

You should visit your parents, shouldn't you?

 

You shoudn't speak to me so slowly, should you?

 

Question tags en inglés.
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