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What is a tag statement?

 

Definition
 

A tag statement is an elliptical statement that follows and echoes a main clause statement.

Example (English)
 

Here is an example of a tag statement:

 
  • In English, a subject noun or pronoun followed or preceded by an auxiliary verb as in the following example is a tag statement:

  • He made a good showing, did Bill.
  • Generic
      A tag statement is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Crystal 1985 304


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