Right use of "is"
Do you know where is the women's restroom?
"is" versus "are" is a simple matter of agreement.
Perhaps the reason this is confusing is because you placed the verb in front of its subject.
Realign your sentence: "Do you know where the women's restroom is?"
As you can see, "is" (singular) is not agreeing with "women" (plural), it is agreeing with "restroom" (singular). That being the case, you have subject-verb agreement.
Were we to change it to "restrooms", your agreement rule would change:
"Do you know where the women's restrooms are?"
More importantly, I will teach you the "correct" use of "correct".
When you are formally asking if something is free from errors, you want to ask if it is "correct", not "right"?
Properly put, your question should have been
"Correct use of 'is'?"
|link comment||edited Aug 30 '13 at 11:18 Aaron Prejean Expert|
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