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Add a question tag:
Fred's hat was blown off in the wind, _______?
a) has it
b) does it
c) wasn't it
d) doesn't it

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Last updated date: 16th Jun 2024
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Hint: A question tag is a grammatical structure in which a declarative or an imperative statement is turned into a question by the addition of an interrogative fragment.

Complete answer:
In the given question, we have to choose the correct question tag for the question.
Before doing that, let us recall the two basic rules when it comes to question tags.
If the statement is negative, then the question tag should be positive and vice versa.
The tense of the question tag is determined by the verb preceding it.
Let us thus analyze the options given to us in this question:
Option (a.), 'has it', uses ‘has’.
Therefore, option (a.) is incorrect as it is not a negative question tag.

Option (b.), ‘does it', uses ‘does’.
Therefore, option (b.) is incorrect as it is also not a negative question tag.

Option (c.), ‘wasn’t it', uses ‘wasn’t’.
Therefore, option (c.) is correct as it is a negative question tag and has the same verb and tense as in the question.

Option (d.), ‘doesn’t it', uses ‘doesn’t’.
Therefore, option (d.) is incorrect as it does not have the same verb and tense as in the question.

Note:
In this question, it will be helpful for the students to recall what a positive and negative question tag is. A positive question tag does not have ‘not’, whereas a negative question tag does have it.