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Complete the sentence with a suitable question tag-
I’m not very good at dancing, ______
a) Aren’t I?
b) Am I?
c) Do I?
d) Have I?

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Hint: Read the given sentence carefully. Try to make out the core meaning of it. Find out the subject, predicate, and object of the given sentence.

Complete answer:
 A question tag (also known as question tail) is a grammatical structure in which a declarative or an imperative statement is turned into a question by the addition of an interrogative fragment (the “tag”). For example, in the sentence “You’re John, aren’t you?”, the statement “You’re John” is turned into a question by the tag “aren’t you”.
A question tag is a short question at the end of a statement. It changes a declarative or imperative statement into an interrogative one. They are mainly used to confirm something or encourage a reply from the listener.
The question tag is like a reverse of the sentence, it starts with the verb and ends with the subject. Hence, the question tag that follows a positive statement will be negative, and vice versa. The verb is generally the same as in the sentence.
In the given sentence, "I'm" is a contraction of the subject and verb, I am. The sentence is negative, hence the question tag will be positive. The answer is: 'am I?' and option B is correct. 'Aren't I' is used as a question tag for positive statements; 'do I?' is used as a question tag when the verb in the sentence is 'don't' and 'have I?' is used as a question tag when the verb in the sentence is 'haven't'. Hence, option ‘b’ is the correct option.

The term “question tag” is generally preferred by British grammarians, while their American counterparts prefer “tag question”