Questions Using ‘is’ with ‘he’ and ‘she’

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In the previous unit you have learnt the ‘Use of ‘is’ with ‘he’ and ‘she’‘ to make statements. In this unit you will learn to make questions using ‘Is’ with he‘, ‘she‘ or with the name of a person and how to answer such questions.

One can ask a question to the other person by using ‘Is‘ with ‘he/she/with a name of a person/your brother/my class teacher‘ and so on. We use questions beginning with ‘Is he/she’ and so on to ask about the other person’s identification, physical state, mental state or situation in the present. One can also question about an action which is continuous in the present. For such questions, the answer can be in the positive or in the negative. It can be in any one of the ways depending on whether one wants to answer in one word or in a complete sentence.

Is he a professor?
Yes.
Yes, he is.
Yes, he’s a professor.
No.
No, he isn’t.
No, he isn’t a professor.

Exercise

Write complete answers both in the positive and the negative for the following questions. 

Is he Mohan?
Is he/Michael a designer?
Is she/Emma a good cook?
Is your brother a bright student?
Is he friendly?
Is he worried?
Is she helpful?
Is he learning English?
Is John working in a bank?
Is she learning to speak English?
Is your sister studying medicine?

Exercise

Write more questions and answers on your own, which you can use in your day-to-day conversation and practice orally.

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