If you haven’t; please, you need to read it so that you can properly follow this section.
Summary from Unilorin Post Utme Tutorial Part 1A:
In our first section of this tutorial, we introduced the importance of scoring high in ‘Unilorin Post Utme exam’.
According to a recently published article on “How does Unilorin give admission,” it’s still quite true that the easiest way to gain admission into Unilorin (even with the Use of Connection or not) is when you score very high in post utme.
So our team and some tutors agreed to roll out a full session online (Unilorin post Utme tutorial) in order to help student’s who truly Seek for admission into the University of Ilorin
Many folks excel in Jamb but will have to face Unilorin post utme which obviously looks more laborious looking at the time provided when writing the screening test.
This Unilorin Post Utme tutorial aims to make you brag with 80+ in Unilorin forthcoming post utme exam.
It’s free after all, and it covers all the sections and subjects involved in the exam.
We have started the first section of this tutorial where we explained all you will find in the Unilorin Post Utme English Language section.
Emphasis has been made to how you should treat some questions under lexis and structure in the exam, and we shared 20 rules to answer any lexis and structure question under verb Usage.
In this section, we shall move to the next section according to the Syllabus for Unilorin Post Utme
We are still treating Lexis and structure which we started in Part 1A.
We have treated verb Usage, now let’s move to Question Tags.
Questions are mostly set from Verb usage which we did cover in our last tutorial. Likewise, you will get questions from “question tags” which we shall cover in this section.
Have you come across a question like!
She is sick__________
(a) Isn’t it
(b) Does She
(c) Is she
(d) Isn’t she.
Thus, it is called Question tags.
Question tags are used to place emphasis go a given statement.
It’s something we use in our day to say speaking affairs.
There are rules for answering a question on question tags, just like verbs have rules.
First, the most vital information you need to know about question tags are:
There are two forms of question tags.
1. The one that has a positive statement
2. The one that has a negative statement.
In order to answer a question, some rules must be met.
A question is Positive if it does not carry the not particle.
But it is negative if it carries the not particle e.g.
I hope you understand up to this level.
To form a question tag, a statement and question must come together.
A statement could be likewise identified with the use of “ Not “
I am going! (positive)
I am not going (negative)
So The combination of a statement and a sentence is called a question tag.
Let me show you a full example.
Here is a statement=> They have locked the shop.
Here is the following Question=> Haven’t they?
Notice that the statement is positive and the question is negative.
Here is the opposite.
They haven’t Locked the shop (statement)
In this case, the statement is negative, but the question is positive.
When forming a question tag the statement must be positive and question negative, but if the statement is negative then the question must be positive. Vise Versa.
Do you understand? Great!
RULES TO ANSWER QUESTION TAGS.
RULE 1: If there is no is/was/are/were am; Has/have/had; then use do or did or does to form the tag
(a) he is here
(b) Isn’t he?
In a and b (above), ‘is’ changes to isn’t in b.
But, look at this:
(a) She speaks good English
What will the b part be like? Would you say
(D) Speakn’t she?
NO! use doesn’t (since you can use do/does/did): you ‘speak’ in a, then, in b you will use don’t as in:
They speak good English. Don’t they?
Also, if it is: they spoke good English, You will use did (you know, spoke is past tense, did is also past tense it should be this way:
(a) They spoke good English
(b) Didn’t they?
Simple as that!
RULE 2: If used to, appears in the statement use did or didn’t,
(a) she used to cry like a baby (in the past)
(b) Didn’t she?
RULE 3: When you are asked a question that demands a yes or no answer do not use with yes or a positive idea with no.
(a) You don’t like to fail? (Meaning. Do you like to fail?)
The b part should not be Yes, l……
b) Yes. I do OR, No. I don’t!
RULE 4: whenever ‘there’ is used as the subject of the clause, you should return ‘there’ in the second part.
(a) There is one egg on the table
(b) Isn’t there? (correct)
Do not say: isn’t it?
RULE 5: If the statement involves a mild command such as
should be shall+ the subject of the clause, for example!
(a) Let’s ( let us) travel tomorrow
(b) Shall we? (correct)
RULE 6: If must or should or
ought to is used in a sense that means necessary, the statement or question that follows will be need or needn’t
(a) Must he greet his teacher by prostrating? (Is it necessary?)
(D) No, he needn’t (not “no, he mustn’t)
RULE 7: When do you mind is used, it means do you think it is bad if…
(a) Do you mind a piece of cake (do you think it is bad if I give you a piece of cake
(b) No. I don’t (think it is bad if you give me) so, Mr. A. (above) will give the cake to Mr.
The understanding of these 7 rules will solve any question there is under question tag.
Let’s get some questions.
We shall Continue from this Tomorrow.
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TEST ON QUESTION TAGS.
With what you have learned, let’s see how well you understood this.
Try answering them on your own before you scroll down to check the answer which you will find after the questions.
The managing director did not pay his staffs last month———-?
(a) Didn’t he
(b) had he not
(c) is not it
(d) did he
(e) has he
You would have thought that somebody would have informed me——–
(b) wouldn’t you
(c) I should think
(d) you agree
(e) Isn’t it
She doesn’t have to attend the lecture——–?
(a) Doesn’t she
(b) is she
(c) has she
(d) does she
(e) isn’t it
John, would you mind lifting this box?
(a). Yes, I mind
(b) No, I don’t
(c) No, I do
(d) Yes, I don’t mind
(e) No, I mind
Must you say “Good morning” to everybody in the street? No……
(a) I needn’t not
(b) I mustn’t
(c) I can’t
(d) I do not need
(e) I’ll have to
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