QUESTION TAGS

A. DEFINISI

Question Tag adalah pertanyaan singkat yang diletakkan di akhir kalimat untuk meminta penjelasan. Dalam bahasa Indonesia, question tag biasa dinyatakan dengan “bukan”, “kan”, dan “iya kan”, seperti di bawah ini:

Kamu sudah mengerjakannya, bukan?
Kamu sudah tahu, kan?
Dia mengerti maksudku, iya kan?


B. POLA

SENTENCES     QUESTION TAGS EXAMPLES      
Kalimat positif kalimat negatif She is a nurse, isn’t she?
Kalimat negatif kalimat positif You don’t fast, do you?
Negative words* Kalimat positif He never comes back, does he?
I am aren’t I I am brilliant, aren’t I?
I am not am I I am not a kid, am I?
Let’s (let us) + V1 shall we Let’s dance together, shall we?
Perintah will you Give me a chance, will you?
Larangan will you Don’t blame me, will you?
Indefinite pronoun
person**
they Someone took my book, didn’t they?
Indefinite pronoun
non-person***
it Something went wrong, didn’t it?
Modal positif modal negatif She can swim, can’t she?
Modal negatif modal positif Mark shouldn’t come, should he?
This/that it This is yours, isn’t it?
These/those they These are your books, aren’t they?
There (subject) there There is water on the floor, isn’t there?

Keterangan:
* Negative words
No, not only, neither, never, seldom, rarely, scarcely, barely, hardly ever, …
** Indefinite pronoun person (kata ganti orang yang tidak jelas)
Someone         somebody
Everyone        everybody
Anyone           anybody
No one            nobody
*** Indefinite pronoun non person (kata ganti benda yang tidak jelas)
Something
Everything
Anything
Nothing

 

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