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question tag

noun [C] uk   us  
a short phrase such as 'isn't it' or 'don't you' that is added to the end of a sentence to check information or to ask if someone agrees with you: In the sentence, 'It's hot, isn't it?', 'isn't it' is a question tag.Question words and expressions
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