Anonymous:
Hi All,

Please help me, i'm from Brazil..
My English teacher learn me about question constructions using verb to be, and 2 examples about, he used "It is the door closed ?" and in other case "It is the window also closed ?", my question is : This construction is correct ?

A long time other teacher, teach me, the correct construction was "Is it the door closed?" and "Is it the window also closed ?", but now, I'm confused...

What is the correct ? "IT IS .. ? " or "IS IT ...? " and Why ?

Thanks.
Marcos
Hi,

My English teacher learn me about question constructions using verb to be, and 2 examples about, he used "It is the door closed ?" and in other case "It is the window also closed ?", my question is : This construction is correct ?

A long time other teacher, teach me, the correct construction was "Is it the door closed?" and "Is it the window also closed ?", but now, I'm confused...

What is the correct ? "IT IS .. ? " or "IS IT ...? " and Why ?

None of these are right. Don't use it.

Here are correct examples.

Not a question - The door is closed.

Question - Is the door closed?

Not a question - The window is also closed.

Question - Is the window also closed?

Clive
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Also, my teacher taught me, not learn(ed) me.

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The student learns. I learn, I learned, I have learned. (Or learnt, in BrE)
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Anonymous My English teacher learn me about question constructions using verb to be, and 2 examples about, he used "It is the door closed ?" and in other case "It is the window also closed ?", my question is : This construction is correct ?

A long time other teacher, teach me, the correct construction was "Is it the door closed?" and "Is it the window also closed ?", but now, I'm confused...

What is the correct ? "IT IS .. ? " or "IS IT ...? " and Why ?

There are several problems here.

1) A pronoun takes the place of a noun, so you should not use both in a sentence. ("It" takes the place of "door.")

2) A question usually starts with an interrogative pronoun (question word): is, what, when, where, who, etc.

Interrogative sentences (asking a question): Is the door closed? Is the window also closed? Is it closed?

Declarative sentence (stating a fact): The door is closed. The window is closed. It is closed.

In your question, "This construction is correct?" you also need to start with a question word: Is this construction correct?
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