Can I skip the questioning part in a question tag sentence, for example, instead of saying

Oh, you have watched it, haven't you?


Oh, you have watched it?

with a high raising pitch in the end to make it as a question or a wondering expression and skip the "haven't you" part completely.

Is the ok in colloquial English?

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Yes, it is okay (in general - colloquial).

But take note that it's not usually referred to as 'pitch'. (Linguistics, see this wikipedia entry here):

The classic example of intonation is the question-statement distinction. For example, northeastern American English, like very many languages (Hirst & DiCristo, eds. 1998), has a rising intonation for echo or declarative questions (He found it on the street?), and a falling intonation for wh- questions (Where did he find it?) and statements (He found it on the street.). Yes or no questions (Did he find it on the street?) often have a rising end, but not always. Some languages like Chikasaw and kalaallisut have the opposite pattern: rising for statements and falling with questions.

It's 'intonation'.

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