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Learn to Speak English Fluently: Questions Using ‘are’ with ‘these’, ‘those’ and ‘there’

Do you know ‘How to speak English fluently’? Learn each unit of our course thoroughly and try to talk in English using what you have learnt. Gradually you’ll be able to improve your English and speak in English confidently. To know more read: ‘How to Use the Course Content?’. In the previous unit you have learnt to make “Questions with ‘are’” and in this unit you will learn to make questions using ‘are‘ with ‘these‘, ‘those‘ and ‘there‘.

We can use ‘are’ with ‘these’, ‘those’ and ‘there’ to ask question about things and people. For such questions, one can answer in the positive or in the negative. One can answer in different ways as given in the following example.

Are these peacocks?
Yes.
Yes, these are.
Yes, these are peacocks.
No.
No, these aren’t.
No, these aren’t peacocks.

Exercise: Answer the following questions using the above example.

Are these vegetables fresh?
Are these people foreigners?
Are these vegetables fresh?
Are these dresses on sale?
Are these files damaged?
Are those monkeys?
Are those natural flowers?
Are those your books?
Are those your neighbours?
Are those your relatives?
Are there any plots for sale?
Are there any problems?
Are there any latest designs?
Are there any students in the class?
Are there any customers in the bank?

Exercise: Write more questions and answers using the example, which you can use in your day-to-day conversation and practice orally.

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