The ad was embedded in a marketing email with the tag question
, "What's going on here?
Students could look for different types of tag question
and at the ways in which different tags are used.
When the tag question
has a rising tone, it shows that speaker is not quite convinced of the statement, and he needs the comment of the hearer on the state of the fact.
The combination of a tag question
and a request for cooperation probably won't work.
As a result, female executors use more tag questions
than male executors in their speech.
According to Karin Axelsson, who studied tag questions
in British English fiction dialogue, the use of these in fiction dialogue is influenced by a focus on problems, conflicts and confrontations and an avoidance of everyday conversations on trivial matters.
Within the Ocracoke community weren't occurs in both formal and informal contexts, spoken and written, with no syntactic restrictions being observable: leveling to were/n't is found to be present in matrix clauses, dependent clauses, tag questions
, and in both copula and auxiliary function.
Localization - Users can tag questions
by locality, at the state, city, or neighborhood level.
Topics include a study contrasting encapsulation and prospection in written scientific text, the use of -ly adverbs by British and American lecturers, the process of metamorphosis from conference abstract to presentation and published paper, the use of discursive features expressing causal relations in annual reports, metaphors and ideology in business and economic discourse in British and American English, cross-border elements in discourse about mergers and acquisitions, speech representation in parliamentary discourse, the construction of stance in BBC television coverage of the war in Iraq, tag questions
in the courtroom, forms and functions of ambiguity in English common law adjudication and witness strategies into the Hutton inquiry in Britain.
Verbal behaviors related to these descriptors include the presence of politeness markers, tag questions
, verbal hedging, euphemistic and supportive-responsive speech, inclusive reference, and indirect speech.
Avoid tag questions
and swing that voice down at the end of your statement.
Her feminine ending--women use more tag questions
(Sapiro)--is answered by Latifah's resounding "Yes," then Latifah continues the rap.