Be Verb Pronoun Questions

Teacher: Esther    Runtime: 11:14     Series: Beginner 1      icon-heart Donate     

This video will teach how to make English questions using subjective pronouns and ‘be’ verbs.

Subjective pronouns: I, You, He, She, It, We, They

이 동영상은 주격 대명사와 ‘be’ 동사를 이용하여 어떻게 영어 의문문을 만드는지 가르쳐 줍니다.

주격 대명사: I, You, He, She, It, We, They

[Part 1]

Hi, everybody.

In this video, I’m going to talk about how to make questions using subjective pronouns and ‘be’ verbs.

Ok…

So, let’s take a look at the board.

So, this example sentence says. “I’m a student”.

Ok…

Remember, “I’m” is just a contraction for “I am”.

Ok…

So, “I’m a student”.

“I am a student”.

They mean the same thing.

Now when we want to make a question, we just have to make a simple change.

It’s very easy.

All you have to do is put the ‘be’ verb in the front.

Ok…

So, “Am I a student?”.

“Am I a student?”.

The ‘be’ verb comes in the front.

Ok…

I also want you to listen to my intonation.

When I say it in a sentence, “I’m a student”.

“I’m a student”.

Ok, then when I say it in a question.

“Am I a student?”.

“Am I a student?”.

Notice my intonation goes up for the question.

Ok, now there are two possible answers for this question.

“Am I a student?”.

The answers you can say are:

“Yes, I am”.

“Yes, I am”.

Ok…

And, “No, I’m not”.

“No, I’m not”.

Ok…

We’re going to look at some more examples.

Please make sure you repeat after each example.

1:45 [Part 2 – Example Sentences]

Let’s look at the first one.

“Am I…?”.
“Am I a girl?”.
“Yes, I am”.
“Am I a boy?”.
“No, I’m not”.

“Am I a singer?”.
“Yes, I am”.
“Am I a friend?”.
“No, I’m not”.

2:07 [Part 3]

Ok…

Now, we’re going to talk about “he is” and “she is” and how to use them in questions.

So let’s look at the sentence on the board.

“He’s a doctor”.

Or…

“She’s a doctor”.

Remember, “he’s” and “she’s” are contractions for “he is” and “she is”.

The ‘be’ verb there is ‘is’.

So, when we make a question, we have to move the ‘be’ verb to the front.

Ok…

So we put ‘is’ in the front.

“Is he a doctor?”.

“Is she a doctor?”.

Ok…

Very easy.

Just put the ‘be’ verb in the front.

Now I want you to listen to the intonation again.

“He’s a doctor”.

Ok…

The intonation is going down.

“Is he a doctor?”.

In the question, again, the intonation goes up.

Ok…

Now when you answer, they are several possible answers you can give.

So…

“Yes, he is”.

Or…

“Yes, she is”.

Ok…

That’s easy.

When you come to know, this is where it gets a little tricky, but you can do it.

“No, he isn’t”.

Ok, “isn’t” is a contraction for “is not”.

Ok…

“No, he isn’t”.

Or…

“No, she isn’t”.

Ok, so you can use “she isn’t”, “he isn’t”.

Another answer you can give is “No, he’s not”.

Or…

“No, she’s not”.

You already know this is a contraction for ‘he is’ and ‘she is’.

So, “No, he’s not”.

“No, she’s not”.

Ok…

So these are both common.

And they’re both ok to use.

Ok…

So, remember, we can give two different answers for ‘no’.

Alright, now we’re going to look at some more examples.

Please make sure you repeat after each example.

4:28 [Part 4 – Example Sentences]

“Is he…?”, “Is she…?”.

“Is he a man?”
“Yes, he is”.
“Is he a cowboy?”.
“No, he isn’t.”
“Is she a woman?”
“Yes, she is”.
“Is she a cowgirl?”.
“No, she’s not.

4:50 [Part 5]

Ok…

Now, we’re going to move on to ‘it is’.

Ok…

And how to use that in a question.

So, let’s look at the board.

“It’s a dog”.

Ok, we have the contraction “it’s”.

Remember, “it’s” is a contraction for “it is”.

The ‘be’ verb is ‘is’.

When we make a question, remember, we have to put the ‘be’ verb in the front.

“Is it a dog?”

“Is it a dog?”

Ok…

The intonation goes up for the question.

“Is it a dog?”

Ok…

Now, there are several answer you can give.

The first one is “Yes, it is”.

“Yes, it is”.

Ok…

When you say “no”, you can give two answers.

“No, it isn’t”.

“No, it isn’t”.

Remember, “isn’t” is a contraction for “is not”.

Ok…

We can also say “No, it’s not”.

“No, it’s not”.

“It’s” is a contraction for “it is”.

Ok…

So again, remember, we have these two answers for ‘no’, but they’re both common and they’re both ok to use when you say “no”.

Ok…

We’re going to look at some more examples.

Please make sure you follow and repeat after each one.

6:23 [Part 6 – Example Sentences]

“Is it…?”.

“Is it a book?”.
“Yes, it is”.
“Is it a chair?”.
“No, it isn’t”.

“Is it a shoe?”.
“Yes, it is”.
“Is it a car?”.
“No, it’s not”.

6:45 [Part 7]

Ok…

Now, we’re going to move on to “you are” and put that in a question.

Ok…

On the board the sentence says. “You’re a boy”.

Remember, “you’re” is a contraction for “you are”.

The ‘be’ verb is ‘are’.

So we have to put that in the front of the question.

“Are you a boy?”

“Are you a boy?”

Ok…

When we answer, it’s very simple.

We can say, “Yes, I am” or “No, I’m not”.

Ok…

We’re going to look at some more examples.

Please follow and repeat after each one.

7:30 [Part 8 – Example Sentences]

“Are you…?”.
“Are you a Korean?”.
“Yes, I am”
“Are you a clown?”.
“No, I’m not”.

“Are you a nurse?”.
“Yes, I am”
“Are you a dancer?”.
“No, I’m not”.
7:54 [Part 9]

Ok…

Now, let’s talk about “we are” and how to use that in a question.

Ok…

So the sentence here says, “We’re teachers”.

Ok…

“We’re” is a contraction fro “we are”.

So the ‘be’ verb ‘are’ goes in the front.

“Are we teachers?”

“Are we teachers?”

Ok…

When we answer, we can say several things.

“Yes, we are”.

“Yes, we are”.

Or…

“No, we aren’t”.

Listen…”aren’t”.

“No, we aren’t”.

“Aren’t” is a contraction for “are not”.

Or we can say, “No, we’re not”.

“No, we’re not”.

And you know “We’re” is a contraction for “we are”.

Ok…

We’re going to look at some more examples.

Please repeat after each one.

8:57 [Part 10 – Example Sentences]

“Are we…?”.

“Are we boys?”.
“Yes, we are”.
“Are we girls?”.
“No, we aren’t”.

“Are we friends?”.
“Yes, we are”.
“Are we pro-gamers?”.
“No, we aren’t”.

9:22 [Part 11]

Ok…

Now, we’re moving on to ‘they are’ in a question.

The sentence on the board says, “They’re friends”.

Remember, ‘Thery’re’ is a contraction for ‘they are’.

The ‘b’ verb ‘are’ goes in the front of the question.

“Are they friends?”

“Are they friends?”

Ok…

Now when we answer, we can say, “Yes, they are”.

“Yes, they are”.

Or, we can say, “No, they aren’t”.

“No, they aren’t”.

‘Aren’t’ is a contraction for ‘are not’.

The last thing we can say is “No, they’re not”.

“No, they’re not”.

‘They’re’ is a contraction for ‘they are’.

These two answer for ‘no’ are both correct.

And they’re both common.

So you can say either one.

Ok…

We’re going to look at some more examples now.

Please repeat after each example.

10:31 [Part 12 – Example Sentences]

“Are they…?”

“Are they tourists?”
“Yes, they are.”
“Are they dogs?”
“No, they aren’t.”

“Are they computers?”
“Yes, they are.”
“Are they birds?”
“No, they’re not.”

10:51 [Part 13]

Ok…

In this lesson, we learned how to change a subjective pronoun and a ‘b’ verb into a question.

Remember, when you’re making a question, you have to put the ‘b’ verb in the beginning.

Ok…

Alright, that’s the end of this video.

Thanks for watching.

Bye.

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