tag question
Definition - A grammatical structure in which a statement is turned into a question by adding an interrogative fragment (i.e. the tag), such as isn't it or aren't they.

Notes:
1. American grammarians call them tag questions, whereas British grammarians prefer the term question tag.
2. Some linguists believe that this structure is actually an assertion, not a question.

Example -
She isn't leaving, is she?

Oxford English Dictionary -
The term's first citation is from 1933:
"Note especially *tag-questions … like: He was angry, wasn't he?"
(O. Jespersen Essentials Eng. Gram. xxviii. 304)



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