English as a Second Language/question tags
Hi Amy...thanks for all the answers, I am thanking you in anticipation also.
Please explain question tags.
Are you a doctor, Are you? (is this correct, can we begin the sentence with are here)
You are a doctor, Are you? (or is this)
I know 'Aren't' you can be used but can 'Are you' too be used ?
First of all, "are you" can not be used in the context above. See below for more.
We use tag questions when we think we know the answer to a particular question, but we want the person we're asking the question to confirm what we already suspect.
You can have two types of situations:
you make an affirmative statement, followed by a "negative" tag question
You're a doctor aren't you?
Mom set the table for dinner, didn't she?
Mary can help me, can't she?
you make a negative statement, followed by a "positive" tag question
You are not a doctor, are you?
Mom didn't set the table for dinner, did she?
Mary can't help me, can she?
for more info and examples, see this link: http://www.english-zone.com/grammar/tags01.html
Let me know if I can further help you with this topic or anything else Dev.