Is she telling the truth, or is she lying?
This is the acceptable one, if I have to answer you your question as it is, Gustavo.
And technically, you are asking just one question, it looks like you are asking two questions, though.
It´s called an "either-or question'', you have to choose/judge/decide if she is telling the truth or lying about the actual price. Are
they telling the truth or is
this the false price?
Comparing the question to Portuguese questions (with verb to be), and (for explanation´s sake) "splitting the two questions" [as per your own description ]
, it would be an "inverted version (as they say in Brazil.)
So, "are they telling the truth?" and "is this the false price?' in both the -to be- verb comes first. When they are in the same sentence they (the questions) will follow same the pattern as well.
@ Maria Paula:
Generally, you invert the verb to be and to have
Plus, remember that even with WH-questions
What is this? = O que é isto?
As a reminder just think of the question without the WHY/WHERE/WHAT/WHO/HOW etc. I mean similar question only with the "to be/to have" question:Is this
a pen? is this
a bird? is that
a house? and so on.
So... What is this
Who is that girl
? [is that girl
And piggy-backing on one of Donay´s answers:
Você usa "do/does" como auxiliar interrogativo do presente simples - não se referindo a "ser/estar".
What do you like? = O que você gosta?
Where does she work? = Onde ela trabalha?
Why do they study? = Por que eles estudam?quando-devo-usar-o-verbo-auxiliar-t3628.html
Back to the above (example of) questions from Donay:How much money do you have?
How much soda did he drink?
How many good people do you know?
When will you start?
How long can we stay?
How much time is there left?
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is used to make questions and negative questions, "many" applies to case in referring to countable names (in the plural) -
It worth notice that (in English) the uncountable/uncountable nouns in English can be different in Portuguese.Many
also can be used in afirmative sentences, but not so often. It´s is usually replaced by a (lot of)
, lots of
, plenty (of), a large number (of). Also, used with countable names in the plural.Much
is to be used with uncountable names in English, with negative and interrogative sentences.
In positive sentences with uncountable names, usually is used a (lot of)
, lots of
, plenty (of), a large number (of), as well.