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Simple ( Yes / No ) questions in English are formed in

three similar but different ways. The form of simple

questions depends on whether the statement from which

the question is made has BE (but no other verb), an

only a main verb (not BE and not with an auxiliary .)

Making Simple Questions with BE

To make simple questions with a form of BE (is, am, are,

Joe is here today. — Is Joe here today?

Alice and Bob were in an accident. —

Were Alice and Bob in an accident?

I’m on time. — Am I on time?

The weather was nice yesterday. —

Was the weather nice yesterday?

You’re tired. — Are you tired?

Answering Simple Questions with BE

For simple questions with BE , there are three possible

Is Joe here today? —

Yes, Joe (he) is here today.

No, Joe (he) isn’t here today.

No, he isn’t. (No, he’s not.)

Were Alice and Bob in an accident? —

Yes, Alice and Bob (they) were

No, Alice and Bob (they) were not

(weren’t) in an accident.

Contractions are very common in complete

answers–with both Yes and No:

Were Alice and Bob in an accident?

Yes, they were in an accident.

No, they weren’t in an accident.

Contractions are also common in “abbreviated”

Is Joe here today?

Was Joe here yesterday?

The full form for “I don’t know” is almost never

used, but it is “I don’t know whether (or not)

_____ (or not)” or “I don’t know if _____

Is Joe here today? —

I don’t know whether or not he’s here today. /

I don’t know whether he’s here today or not. /

I don’t know if he’s here today. /

I don’t know if he’s here today or not.

Were Alice and Bob in an accident? —

I don’t know whether or not they were in

an accident. / I don’t know whether they were

in an accident or not. / I don’t know if the

were in an accident. / I don’t know if they


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