Which one is correct?

  • Is it good or is it bad?

  • Is it good or it is bad?

I am pretty sure that the first one is correct, but are there any cases in which the second one would be a valid option too? I could not manage to answer this using Google, since I was able to find millions of examples of both cases.

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    My google search returned 68,600 instances of the first sentence, but only 5 of the second. Make sure you use quotes. – Jacinto Dec 26 '15 at 19:12

The first one is correct. If you wrote "It is bad," it would be a statement ending in a period, rather than a question mark:

It is bad.


Is it bad?

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