42 Question tags, e.g. isn't it?
Melanie: Harriet: Melanie: Harriet: It's a lovely day, isn't it? Beautiful. We're having a glorious summer, aren't we? You haven't heard a forecast for the weekend, have you? No, I haven't, but I think it's going to stay sunny.
A question tag is a short question added on to a statement. When a tag is spoken, the voice can go down or up.
It's a lovely day, isn't it? With a falling intonation, the speaker thinks the statement is true. Melanie knows that it is a lovely day, and she is inviting Harriet to continue...