Grammar – Commas and Tag Questions

Hello, sweet folk of the writing world.

Here’s today’s little tidbit (yes, it is the correct, UK spelling of the word – stop sniggering!).

Stopped laughing? Good. Let’s sort something out. Tag questions are those we ‘attach’ to the end of sentences, such as, for example: ‘isn’t it?’

The rule I want you all to remember is that commas are always used after a statement which is followed by a tag question.

Here are a couple of examples:

Lovely weather for sunbathing today, isn’t it?

You’re really proud you remembered that one, aren’t you?

You’ll come and look at next week’s quick grammar post, won’t you?

2 Replies to “Grammar – Commas and Tag Questions”

  1. Ha, ha. As an editor, that’s the author I love best! It’s a lot easier to correct missing commas, than to remove six so you can understand what the author meant to say in that sentence. With these little gems I write every Monday, I am really aiming at making my own job easier. If only the authors I edit would read these bite-size pieces of advice… Comma deficiency is preferable, believe me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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