Rules of Question Tag in English Grammar for SSC CGL 2022 Exam

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : September 12th, 2022

Study Notes on Rules of Question Tags in English Grammar: Question tag is a very important topic asked frequently in all SSC exams under the English Section. In the SSC exams, English language sentence structure holds great weightage, so it is critical to study and practice it as much as possible. SSC has released the SSC Exam Calendar 2022 mentioning exam dates of all SSC Exams 2022 including SSC CGL 2022, SSC CHSL 2022, SSC MTS 2022, GD Constable 2022, etc

In this blog, we have compiled all the important rules with their examples to help you with your preparation. We hope the post will be helpful for the upcoming SSC CGL 2022 and other SSC Exam 2022.

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Weightage of Question Tag in SSC CGL 

"Question tag rules" is an important topic in the SSC CGL syllabus. In the SSC CGL exam, around 1 to 2 questions are asked in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam based on the question tag. In SSC CGL Tier 2, question weightage increases to 4 to 5 questions.  SSC question tag rules may be easy for some of you while difficult for others. So, let us make it easy for all of you through these rules of question tag in English grammar which will make these questions very easy for you to answer. There are some rules from where questions are pretty frequently asked.

Rules of Question Tags for SSC CGL

Before delving deeper into the rules of SSC CGL Question Tags, you must know what is it exactly. Below, we have defined question tags for your ease.

What Are Question Tags?

Tag questions (also known as question tags) convert a statement into a question. They are frequently employed to verify information that we believe to be correct.

Tag questions are formed by combining an auxiliary verb (such as be or have) and a subject pronoun (for example I, you, she). Negative question tags are often contracted as follows: Isn't it warm today (not 'isn't it)?

If the main clause is positive, the question tag is usually negative, and if the main clause is negative, the question tag is positive.

Basic Points To Remember for SSC CGL Question Tags

  1. The sentence and the question tag must be in the same tense.
  2. For the negative question tag, use the Contracted form of 'helping verb' and 'not'. E.g. didn't, hadn't, won't, etc.
  3. If the Sentence is positive, the question tag must be negative and vice versa.
  4. Always use pronouns in the question tag.

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Rule-1: Some words are negative in meaning. E.g. hardly, seldom, scarcely, rarely, barely, etc. Hence they will take positive question tags after them.

  • E.g.- He hardly does any work, does he?
  • He found barely anything to eat, did he?
  • He is seldom absent, is he?

Rule-2: If a sentence starts with "There", the question tag will have "there" in the place of pronoun.

  • E.g.- There is no water, is there?
  • There were no good schools in the town, were there?

Rule-3: The question tag is always made by the main part of the sentence.

  • E.g.- I think, he is right, isn't he? (Here 'I think' is not important and hence it is not the main part of the sentence".

Rule- 4: There is no contracted form of 'am not' but 'aren't' is used in the question tag.

  • E.g.- I am fine, aren't I?

Rule-5: Each, every, everyone, everybody, no one, nobody, none are singular and hence will take singular verb/ singular pronoun/ singular adjective with them but their question tag will take plural verb and plural pronoun.

  • E.g.- Everyone has come, hasn't he ( Incorrect)
  • Everyone has come, haven't they (correct)
  • None of your friends like her, do they
  • Everyone can speak English, can't they?

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Rule-6: If the sentence starts with "let us/ let's ", " shall we" is used in the question.

  • E.g.- Let us go to a party tonight, shall we?

Rule-7: In Imperative sentences, the question tag 'won't you' is used.

  • E.g.- come in, won't you?

Rule-8: Collective noun takes a singular verb and singular pronoun in the question tag.

  • E.g.- The jury has taken its decision, hasn't it?

Rule-9: If we talk about the individual members of the collective noun or if there is a difference in opinion among the members of the collective noun, plural verb and plural pronouns are used.

  • E.g.- The comm. are divided in their opinion, aren't they?
  • The audience has taken their seats, haven't they?

Rule-10: If in an imperative sentence, somebody is being offered anything, or if someone is being asked to do something, "will you/ would you" is used in the question tag.

  • E.g.- Open the door, would you?
  • Have some more tea, would you?

Question Tag Quiz for SSC CGL 

Practising question tag quizzes for SSC CGL will help students build their understanding of the concepts and improve their speed and accuracy. We have already explained to you the rules of the question tag for the SSC CGL exam above in detail. You can take the quiz given below and check your preparation.

Practice Quiz on Question Tags for All SSC Exams 2022

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We hope that the post would have cleared all your doubts related to the topic.
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  • The question tag for the SSC CGL exam is a very important topic and is asked frequently in all SSC exams under the English Section. In this article, we have compiled important rules on question tag for SSC CGL exam. In the SSC exams, English language sentence structure holds great weightage, so it is critical to study and practice it as much as possible.

  • "Question tag rules" is an important topic in the SSC CGL English syllabus. In the SSC CGL exam, around 1 - 2 questions are asked in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam based on the question tag. In SSC CGL Tier 2, question weightage increases to 4 - 5 questions. 

  • To memorize the rules of question tag for the SSC CGL exam, candidates can make notes of important rules and revise them regularly. Students must focus on solving quizzes on question tag. Also, attempt previous years questions from this topic.

  • In the SSC CGL exam, the English subject holds significant importance in tier 1 and tier 2 both. In the SSC CGL Tier 1 CBT exam, a total of 25 questions are asked and the overall section carries 50 marks. In the SSC CGL Tier 2, the English language paper is one of the compulsory papers and carries 200 marks.

  • Candidates must adapt daily reading habits, learn new words and memorise and practice rules of English grammar in order to improve scores of English in the SSC CGL Exam 2022. Students must also attempt sectional mock test and quizzes regularly.

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