How to Use Is in Questions About the State

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We shall see how to form a question using ‘is to ask about the present state of being.

Formation of a question

We should form a question as follows:

  • Is + subject (he/she/it/any third person, singular noun) + other words + question mark?


Let’s see how to use ‘is in sentences with some examples.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. Is she a girl? 
  2. Is he a boy? 
  3. Is Sarika happy? 
  4. Is Balu so tired?
  5. Is she bored? 
  6. Is he a peaceful person? 
  7. Is Sameer present? 
  8. Is she so happy?
  9. Is he extremely sorry? 
  10. Is my brother surprised? 
  11. Is her sister sad? 
  12. Is she thirsty? 
  13. Is he frightened? 
  14. Is she eighteen years old? 
  15. Is Nayana seventeen? 
  16. Is he an older person?
  17. Is the teacher angry?
  18. Is he mischievous? 
  19. Is his father a tragic person? 
  20. Is her mother superstitious? 
  21. Is she innocent? 
  22. Is Saumya helpful? 
  23. Is he active? 
  24. Is she helpful?
  25. Is Anand talented? 
  26. Is he handsome? 
  27. Is she adamant? 
  28. Is the motorman very cautious?
  29. Is he a comic person? 
  30. Is Sameer a loyal person? 

Related Lessons-

  1. Use of ‘is’: state  of being
  2.               negative sentences
  3.               affirmative answers
  4.  Use of ‘is’:  profession
  5.  Use of is in questions about the state

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