Grammar Exercise: Short questions

Short questions are a good way to keep a conversation going. You’ll need to use the auxiliary verb to make them. For example:

I haven’t seen that film yet.
Haven’t you?

(The auxiliary form of the verb “see” in the present perfect tense is “have”. If there is no auxiliary verb, use do / does / did instead.)

Remember: unlike question tags, the short question form is negative or positive depending on the preceding sentence. If the sentence is positive, the short question is also positive. If it is negative, the short question is also negative.

Short Questions

Choose the correct answer.