How to Speak English Fluently: Questions using ‘are’ with ‘you’, ‘we’ and ‘they’

Learn to speak English easily through the TLP Spoken English Course. The course is designed specially to facilitate self-learning. It is organised into units to help you learn step by step in a simple, systematic and in an easy way. To be able to speak fluently you should go through all the units and do the exercises. To know more you can read: How to Use the Course Content?

 

In the previous unit you have learnt the Use of ‘are’ with ‘these’, ‘those’, ‘here’ and ‘there’. In this unit you will learn to make Questions using ‘are’ with ‘you’, ‘we’ and ‘they’ and how to answer such questions.

We can make questions beginning with ‘Are’ in the present.

Questions using ‘are’ with ‘you’ (to refer to one person)

We can make questions beginning with ‘Are you’ to ask about a person in the present. 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 you a writer?
Yes./Yes, I am.
Yes, I’m a writer.
No./No, I’m not.
No, I’m not a writer.

Exercise: Answer the following questions using the above example.

Are you an engineer?
Are you a worker?
Are you excited?
Are you corrupt?
Are you doing your homework?
Are you going to college?

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

Questions Using ‘are’ with ‘you’, ‘we’ and ‘they’ 

We use ‘are’ with ‘you’, ‘we’ and ‘they’ when we want to question more than one person. 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 you students?
Yes.
Yes, we are.
Yes, we are students.
No.
No, we aren’t.
No, we aren’t students.

Are we going to buy a new car?
Yes.
Yes, we are.
Yes, we are going to buy a new car.
No.
No, we aren’t.
No, we aren’t going to buy a new car.

Are they likely to win the match?
Yes.
Yes, they are.
Yes, they are likely to win the match.
No.
No, they aren’t.
No, we aren’t likely to win the match.

Exercise: Answer the following questions using the above example.

Are you all workers?
Are we friends?
Are they professionals?
Are you all thirsty?
Are we wrong?
Are they comfortable?
Are you preparing for a test?
Are we going to play a match?
Are they planning a party?

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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