CHAPTER 21: TAG QUESTION

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Definisi: Pertanyaan singkat di akhir kalimat.
Fungsi: Meminta persetujuan pada lawan bicara atau sebuah penegasan.
Contoh:
Mereka sedang belajar, kan?
They are studying, aren’t they?

TATA CARA DAN ATURAN PENULISAN QUESTIION TAG
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1. Diawali tanda koma (,)

2. Subject tag question berupa pronoun yang mengacu pada subject of sentence.

3. Verb tag question menggunakan verb auxiliary dan harus diinversi.
Khusus Simple Present dan Simple Past, auxiliarynya menggunakan “do” dan “does” untuk kalimat verbal dan menggunakan verb ordinary-nya untuk kalimat nominal.

4. Bila tag question berbentuk negatif, maka penulisannya harus di-contraction atau disingkat.

Contoh:
is + not = isn’t
are + not = aren’t
do + not = don’t
will + not = won’t

Contoh kalimat:
Kamu kelihatannya nggak sehat, ya? à You look not so well, don’t you?

ATURAN-ATURAN TAG QUESTION DALAM TABEL
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Statement
Tag Question
Example
Positive (+)
Negative (-)
Leddy will treat us, won’t she?
Negative (-)
Positive (+)
They do not come late, do they?
Terdapat negative word:
- Adverb (never, seldom, etc)
- Indefinite Pronoun (nobody, no one, nothing)
Positive (+)
Jesicca never has girlfriend, does she?
Nobody loves Jeniver, do they?
Nothing is impossible, is it?


Subject in statement:
- Indefinite Pronoun (Person) – Somebody, Eberybody Etc

They

Somebody shows me about it, don’t they?

Indefinite pronoun (thing) – something, everything
It
Something is interesting, isn’t it?
There
There
There is a book on the table, isn’t there?
Noun countable plural
there
The peace students are cute, aren’t they?
Noun uncountable
It
Bagus’s cycle is expensive, isn’t it?
Noun countable singular
It
The milk is sweet, isn’t it?
I am
Aren’t I
I am handsome, aren’t I?
I am
Am not I
I am friendly, am not I?
Imperative perintah (+)
Will you
Be crazy, will you?
Imperative larangan (-)
Will you
Don’t be smart, will you?
Invitation (ajakan) à let’s + V1
Shall we
Let’s sing together, shall we?

This is the end of Chapter 21

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