Complete the present simple forms of the verb to be (am, is, are) to make questions in the following dialogues.
Verb to be questions (present simple)
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Positive and negative questions
It is very simple to make a positive question with the verb to be. We just change the word order of a sentence. Negative questions are more complicated, because they have a different word order with full forms and short forms.
Am I right?
Are you Samantha?
Is he your brother?
Is she your sister?
Is it difficult?
Are we in the right place?
Are they at work?
Am I not right?
Are you not Samantha? - Aren't you Samantha?
Is he not your brother? - Isn't he your brother?
Is she not your sister? - Isn't she your sister?
Is it not difficult? - Isn't it difficult?
Are we not in the right place? - Aren't we in the right place?
Are they not at work? - Aren't they at work?
Negative questions usually express our surprise.
Am I not right? Why do you think so?
Aren't you Samantha? Who are you then?