Are these construction correct?

He was intrusive in his desire to be friends with Jack.

She was intrusive in asking the questions about Kim and Toby's wedding.

I just wanted to translate some sentences into English using these constructions. But I am no sure of they work.

be intrusive in one's desire to do something

be intrusive in doing something

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    Can you edit to tell us your doubts here so people can help you better?
    – mdewey
    Nov 17, 2021 at 16:14

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Your use of intrusive in is fine.

In the second sentence we would often leave out "the". In certain contexts you could even leave out "the questions" as "to ask about" implies questions.

Each of the following is valid but each has a slightly different meaning:

...in asking about...
...in asking questions about...
...in asking the questions about...
...in asking those questions about...

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