Have you? / Are you? / Don`t you?
- In conversation, you can say have you? / is it? / can`t he? etc. to show that you are interested or surprised. You can use these verbs in this way:
am/is/are was/were have/has do/does/did can will.
- ‘ You`re late.’ ‘Oh, am I? I`m sorry.’
- ‘ I was ill last week.’ ‘ Were you? I didn`t know that.’
- ‘ It`s raining again.’ ‘ Is it? It was sunny five minutes ago.’
- ‘ Bill can`t drive.’ ‘ Can`t he? I didn`t know that.’
- ‘ I`m not hungry.’ ‘ Aren`t you? I am.’
- ‘ Sue isn`t at work today.’ ‘ Isn`t she? Is she ill?’
Use do/does for the Present Simple, did for the Past Simple:
- ‘ I speak four languages.’ ‘ Do you? Which ones?’
- ‘ Tom doesn`t eat meat.’ ‘ Doesn`t he? Does he eat fish?’
- ‘ Linda got married last week.’ ‘ Did she? Really?’
- Question tags
You can use ... have you? /... is it? / ... can`t she? etc. at the end of a sentence. These ‘endings’ are question tags (= mini-questions).