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

The meaning of "Is" in various phrases and sentences

Q: Что значит Is it hot in here or is it just you??
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: Что значит Is there any way I can get a plus three??
A: Plus one means you are bringing one person with you but plus three the man wants to bring 3 people
Q: Что значит Is anybody out there??
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: Что значит "Is that so?"?
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.

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

Example sentences using "Is"

Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с Is it okay.
A: Is it okay to sit beside you?
Is it okay if I call you later?
Is it okay eating while working?
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с Is there anything like "was use/used to"? How can we make past the "get used to"? .
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: Покажите мне примеры предложений с Is there any situation I can use these chunks of words " "do volleyball"/ "do french / "do judo" / "do ballet"?.
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: Покажите мне примеры предложений с Is there ~.
A: Is there a doctor in the house?
Is there a reason why you are so crabby?
Is there any milk left?
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с cherry-pick. Is it means"choose something carefully"?.
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: В чем разница между Is there something to eat? и Is there anything to eat? ?
A: No difference, you can use both.
Q: В чем разница между Is there any way I can help? и Can I help you with something? ?
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: В чем разница между Is it gonna be raining tomorrow? и Is it gonna rain tomorrow? ?
A: Almost the exact same thing! Except the first one sounds like "all day", and the second sounds like a shower.
Q: В чем разница между Is Harry bringing anyone to the wedding? и Will Harry bring anyone to the wedding? ?
A: They are the same, just different ways of wording it :)
Q: В чем разница между Is this your pen? и This is your pen? ?
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: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? 使ってはいけないものはありますか?は
Is there anything that I can't use? と言いますか?
A: Is there anything I can’t use?
This is correct. You could also use “shouldn’t” instead of “can’t.”

Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? Is it natural to say

I’ve been running a fever for three days.

A: If you currently still have a fever, then the above is fine. If you want to also emphasize the timeframe, you could also say, "I've been running a fever for the last three days."
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? Is it natural?

My dream is making some friends all over the world by improving my English ability.
A: ooops! I just realized that you might meant the entire sentence! here is the rest:
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? Is there a slang term for the phrase ‘take advantage of (sth)?’ For example: In the meantime, I took advantage of the situation and did this that, etc.
A: Not a direct synonym but "jumped at the situation" is similar. It's the only one I can think of.
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? Is it correct to say "Only then I understood how rich and challenging would be my new life in that school"
A: Only then did I understand how rich and challenging my new life at that school would be.

Other questions about "Is"

Q: Is the sentence below right?

My mother always forgets buying a lot of snacks. So we have plenty of these in my house everyday.
A: Generally right. Your mother is ‘getting’ snacks, or ‘buying’ snacks. You could say, “my mother keeps forgetting to buy enough snacks for us when she does her shopping. I don’t know why, but she just can’t remember to do it”. My advice—give her a shopping list 😀
Q: Is it possible to use the direct word order in an interrogative sentence if there are no interrogative words in it, and what is this rule? like:
U wanna know it? in the sense of clarifying / again asking this question...

A: Yes, it's usually used when you're asking for clarification or an explanation.

A: I just got back from Zimbabwe.
B: You went to Zimbabwe? (= I'm surprised, I want to hear more about this)
A: Yes, I went there for a business trip.
Q: Is it natural to say "I'll pop up to be with you when you're missing me."?
A: It’s a little unnatural for me, but I can understand just fine. I might say, “When you miss me, I’ll pop up to be there with you.”
Is "little" an adverb in both the following sentences? :

“Unfortunately, we have VERY LITTLE information, said Dr."
"Many little sea creatures drift with ocean currents."

Thank you 0/
A: They are both adjectives
Q: Is the choice of words appropriate in this sentence? ('inquiries', 'what's wrong with') If not, could you help me correct it? :)

"The doctor soon found out what went wrong with this man after some basic inquiries."

“What went wrong” sounds slightly like you are talking about a machine.

The doctor soon discovered what had happened to this man after some basic inquiries.

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