tag question


tag question

noun

grammar : a brief question (such as “don't you?” in “You know him, don't you?”) that comes at the end of a statement usually to ask if the statement is correct

Full Definition of TAG QUESTION

:  a question (as isn't it in it's fine, isn't it?) added to a statement or command (as to gain the assent of or challenge the person addressed); also :  a sentence ending in a tag question

First Known Use of TAG QUESTION

1933

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