We have met to be in the past bha (was), in the present tha (is), and the future and the habitual present – bidh (will be). However, we need to know the infinitive a bhith (to be). Unlike other infinitives and verbal nouns, the following are always true:
Cuin as toil leibh a bhith a’ còcaireachd?
When do you like to cook?
Ciamar as toil leis a bhith a’ còcaireachd?
How does he like to cook?
Carson as toil leatha a bhith a’ còcaireachd?
Why does she like to cook?
Dè as toil leat a bhith a’ còcaireachd?
What do you like to cook?
As we know càit always likes to be different.
Càit an toil leat a bhith a’ còcaireachd?
Where do you like to cook?
Here is the structure to ask and answer these questions
[Question] an toil [person] a bhith [verbal noun]?
Is toil [person] a bhith [verbal noun][condition] Cha toil [person] a bhith [verbal noun] [condition]
Is toil le Màiri a bhith a’ snàmh anns a’ mhuir
Mary likes to swim in the sea
Is toil le Calum a bhith ag ithe oir tha e èasgaidh
Malcolm likes to eat as he is lively
Is toil le Mairead a bhith a’ seinn a h-uile latha oir tha i math air
Margaret likes to sing each day as she is good at it
Is toil le Ealasaid a bhith a’ ruith gach latha gu math luath
Elizabeth likes to run everyday very quickly