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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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Last updated date: 18th Jun 2024
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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.

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