Note that a statement containing words such asnone, nobody, hardly/hardly anyetc. is
treated as a negative statement:
He hardly ever makes a mistake, does he?
When the subject is nobody/anybody/everybodyetc., the pronoun they is used in the
tag:
Nobody liked the play, did they?
Add question tags to the following statements.
1You take sugar in tea.
2But you don’t take it in coffee.
3The lift isn’t working today.
4It never works very well.
5The area was evacuated at once.
6There was no panic.
7Though everybody realized the danger.
8There was a lot of noise.
9But nobody complained.
10Mary hardly ever cooks.
11She buys convenience foods.
12She’d save money if she bought fresh food.
13Mr Smith usually remembered his wife’s birthdays.

14But he didn’t remember this one.
15And his wife was very disappointed.
16He ought to have made a note of it.
17Neither of them offered to help you.
18They don’t allow pet dogs in this shop.
19But guide dogs can come in.
20He hardly ever leaves the house.
21That isn’t Bill driving.
22Nothing went wrong.
23Lions are loose in this reserve.
24So we’d better get back in the car.
25 It’dbe unpleasant to be attacked by a lion.
26And it wouldn’t be any use running away.
27It is a pity Ann didn’t come with us.
28She’d have enjoyed it.
29They should have planned the expedition more carefully.
30Lives were lost unnecessarily.
31She warned him not to ride the stallion.
32But he never takes advice.
33There used to be trees here.
34There isn’t any point in waiting.
35He’ll hardly come now.
36Your central heating doesn’t work very well.