would OK be considered a tag question?Be sure to turn off the lights,_______ ?
No doubt there are a variety of opinions on this, but I believe we call them 'tag questions' on the basis of their syntax: a tag question depends on a parallel construction; Turn off the lights, will you [turn off the lights]?Going back to the original questionwould OK be considered a tag question?
"Be sure to turn off the lights, OK?"
This has more to do with the definition of a tag question, by the way.
I don't think that's quite accurate. Cagey, Bibliolept, Embonpoint, Myridon and I are AE speakers, as far as I know. Three of us would use "won't", one would use "will", and one would use "okay". Three of us have said that "will" would sound annoyed, angry or exasperated.From this thread, it would seem that in AE question tags do not take the opposite form of the grammatical construction used in the main clause, as it takes place in BrE.
So far, most AE speakers suggested ", will you?" and most BrE speakers suggested ", won't you?". Would you confirm that there is a regional difference here? Or is it only a recent trend in modern AE (not to make the tag negative when the main clause is positive and vice versa)?
my first thought was "..., okay?" SwissPete hit the nail on the head for me.Be sure to turn off the lights,_______ ?