Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Is"

The meaning of "Is" in various phrases and sentences

Q: Is it hot in here or is it just you? ne anlama geliyor?
A: If it's phrased that way then yes it would be word play on being sexy

It's also said "Is it hot in here or is it just me" which can be said when trying to lighten an uncomfortable or awkward situation
Q: Is there any way I can get a plus three? ne anlama geliyor?
A: Plus one means you are bringing one person with you but plus three the man wants to bring 3 people
Q: Is anybody out there? ne anlama geliyor?
A: "Is anyone out there?"

Anyone and anybody mean the same thing and can be use interchangeably. As "any one" or "any body" would make sense.

However "anyone" is a little more formally used.
Q: "Is that so?" ne anlama geliyor?
A: It's synonymous with "Really?", "For real?" or "Is that really true?"

It indicates you are surprised by a fact/statement or you find it hard to believe. Example:
A: "This painting is worth over $1 Million dollars
B: "Is that so? Wow!"

The expression can be used both sincerely and sarcastically.

When used sarcastically it implies that you are surprised the person is even claiming the fact to be true because it is literally unbelievable or you clearly do not think it's true.

Example:
A: "I can jump over a car"
B: "Is that so? Well... I'll have to see that before I believe it"
Q: What of it? (Is there any particular crime in your buck teeth?) ne anlama geliyor?
A: "What of it?" means "who cares?", "it's nothing", "what does it matter?", "it's no big deal".

Example sentences using "Is"

Q: Is it okay ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: Is it okay to sit beside you?
Is it okay if I call you later?
Is it okay eating while working?
Q: Is there anything like "was use/used to"? How can we make past the "get used to"? ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: to get used to - got used to

He didn't like the city before, but he got used to it.

to be used to - was used to

She treated him badly, but he was used to it.
Q: Is there any situation I can use these chunks of words " "do volleyball"/ "do french / "do judo" / "do ballet"? ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: I think it's more common to say "play volleyball" "practice/speak French" "practice Judo" or "practice ballet" than "do" for any of these.
Q: Is there ~ ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: Is there a doctor in the house?
Is there a reason why you are so crabby?
Is there any milk left?
Q: cherry-pick. Is it means"choose something carefully"? ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: @Mariamisme: Not really.

It's rare to hear someone use the term 'cherry-pick' because most people would just use 'pick' or something else.

Synonyms of "Is" and their differences

Q: Is there something to eat? ve Is there anything to eat? arasındaki fark nedir?
A: No difference, you can use both.
Q: Is there any way I can help? ve Can I help you with something? arasındaki fark nedir?
A: They could be used interchangeably, but one may fit better than the other in specific situations.

If someone looks lost (holding a map, turning it around etc), a passerby could say"can I help you with something?" But "is there any way I can help?" would work as well.

If a friend is in a very difficult situation, you would ask "is there any way I can help?" implying that you are ready to offer a lot to help. "Can I help you with something?" works also, but the first one suggests more dedication.
Q: Is it gonna be raining tomorrow? ve Is it gonna rain tomorrow? arasındaki fark nedir?
A: Almost the exact same thing! Except the first one sounds like "all day", and the second sounds like a shower.
Q: Is Harry bringing anyone to the wedding? ve Will Harry bring anyone to the wedding? arasındaki fark nedir?
A: They are the same, just different ways of wording it :)
Q: Is this your pen? ve This is your pen? arasındaki fark nedir?
A: "Is this your pen?" is something I would ask people if I found a pen on the floor at work or school.

If I had found the pen and kept it for my own use, someone would eventually come up to me and say "Hey, that's mine!", to which I would respond "Oh, this is /your/ pen??"

To me, "Is this your pen?" is a seemingly harmless question, while "This is your pen?" is something I would say if I unknowingly took someone else's pen and they confronted me for doing so.

Hope this helped!

Translations of "Is"

Q: Bunu İngilizce (Birleşik Krallık) da nasıl dersiniz? Is this correct? :

I accidentally scratched myself on the bushes when I ran to stop my boat being swept away by the current.
A: The 'subject' is running to stop the boat, and the action is getting scratched. It's better to do this...

-When I ran to stop my boat from being swept away by the current, I accidentally scratched myself on the bushes.

Why write it this way? Well let's look at your sentence again, but I will cut off the end.

-I accidentally scratched myself on the bushes when I ran to stop

The reader needs to remember all of this, before the sentence will make sense. At this point we have no idea why you scratched yourself. Where are the bushes? Why were you near bushes? Why were you running? What was so important? But if we switch it....

-When I ran to stop my boat from being swept away by the current

You've told us something. You ran to stop your boat from being swept away by the current. (you need to add the word "from" in there.) Now if we add...

-I accidentally scratched myself on the bushes

This immediately makes sense... right? We already understand why this would happen, since you mentioned it in the first part of the sentence. The reader is never left wondering. So we end up with this...

When I ran to stop my boat from being swept away by the current, I accidentally scratched myself on the bushes.

Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? 1. Is this correct? 2. I want to use “The city of Seoul” as a subject and “require” as a verb. How can I make correct sentence😀? Foreign workers in Korea were required to get COVID-19 test, according to the execution order by the city of Seoul.
A: The City of Seoul required foreign workers in Korea to get a COVID-19 test as per their execution order.

Just to clarify, did Seoul order everyone in Korea to get a test or just those residing in Seoul? If that's the case, replace 'Korea' with 'Seoul'.
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? Is this sentence correct?

This river is too deep to swim there.
A: Sounds good!
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? Is there a difference between carer and care worker?
And does a nursing assistant only work in hospitals whereas care workers only work in care homes?
A: It’s somewhat complicated. There are lots of levels of nurses. In order it goes CNA, LPN, RN, NP. You have to go to school to get certificates to become any of these types of nurses. Getting a CNA takes a couple months but is not well paid, while getting an NP takes 6+ years and lots of experience. There are also home health aides, but they are usually CNAs.
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? I heard to use “will be 〜ing” is very polite.
Is it right? If it so,what do you think of the following expression.

How’s your plan going?
→How will your plan be going?

Is this expression natural?
A: "will be ~ing" is usually used to be polite in questions about the future, not just general questions as much. For example, if I wanted to ask "where are you going for your honeymoon?", I could also ask it as "where will you be going for your honeymoon?" and it sounds politer and softer.

Also, "how will your plan be going?" and "how's your plan going?" are two different questions. "how will your plan be going?" is asking about a plan that hasn't been started yet, and in my opinion this is a quite unnatural question to ask. I'd rather say something like "how will your plan go?" in the future simple rather than continuous, but others may not agree and it kind of depends on context. "How's your plan going?" is about a plan that you've already started following, so a plan where you've already started doing the steps involved to fulfil the plan.

Other questions about "Is"

Q: Is this English natural?

❰Can you bring some plastic bags and some bottles of water?
Ok.Anything else ?
Don't forget your pajama,your toothbrush and sleeping bag ,because we'll be sleeping over night.
What are we going to eat?
Well,we are going to make a fire and heat canned beans or something.
I see.But I might put some oranges and candy bars in a knapsack.❱
A: Everything looks pretty natural, there's just a few things I'd like to correct.

- "Don't forget your pajamas [...]"
- "I see, but I might still put some oranges [...]"
Q: Is this English natural?


❰Sounds like fun!
 Bring a knapsack. Don't forget an umbrella and a wool shirt, because it might be cold and rainy in the mountains. Do you have any walking shoes?
Yes, I have. lt has red shoelaces.❱
Q: Is it appropriate to call a stranger “uncle”?
Cuz in China it is common and polite to call a man uncle if you want to ask the way or something.
A: @Rio1111
For older people, it's pretty common to refer to them as "sir". But once you start to become close with them, you can just call them by their name instead of "sir".

(I'd only call someone "old man" as a joke, it can come off as rude)
Q: Is this English natural?


❰Hey you. Do you have free time next Monday?
Yeah.Why?
Look at the calendar. Next Monday is a holiday. So I'm going to go camping with some of my friends for a long weekend. Do you want to go with us?❱
A:
I would say,

Hey, *are you free* next Monday?
Yeah. Why?
*Check your* calendar. Next Monday is a holiday, *so a few of us are going* camping *over the* long weekend. Do you want to go with us? / Do you want to come?


Do you have "free time" sounds like they're asking about just a few hours, but since it's a camping trip, I would actually ask if they are free the whole day on Monday.

"Look at the calendar," said in this context, has a bit of a rude nuance, like (お前バカか?) カレンダー見ろ
Q: Is "children ages 5 to 8" a correct noun phrase?
A: I think you can say either one: children aged or children ages. You’re good 🤗

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