how to form yes/no questions with the be verb

To form a question with be, we move be to the front of the sentence (before the subject). The sentence order for a 'Be' yes/no question looks like this:

Form of Be subject adjective/object?

Example:

  • Is he friendly?
  • Are you a doctor?

Form of Be Person
1 Am I
Are you
Is he
she
it
2+ Are we
Are you
Are they
be verb yes no questions
 

how to answer be Verb yes/no questions

 
Yes/No Person Be
Yes, I am.
Yes, you are.
Yes, he
she
it
is.
No, I 'm not.
No, you 're not.
aren't.
No, he
she
it
's not.
isn't.
 

We do not contract be for affirmative short answers.

Yes, I am.

Yes, I'm.