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    Hi Teacher if I am asking for location , which is better ?

    "Where are" or "where at"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioni999 View Post
    Hi Teacher if I am asking for location , which is better ?

    "Where are" or "where at"
    What do you think?

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    Default Re: "Where are" or "where at"

    Where are we right now ?

    where at?
    Is "where at" a valid context in English ?

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    Default Re: "Where are" or "where at"

    Quote Originally Posted by ioni999 View Post
    Is "where at" a valid context in English ?
    Think about it, "Where are the Virgin Islands?" Do you think we can say "Where at the Virgin Islands?" ?

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    Default Re: "Where are" or "where at"

    Where at is used colloquially in some places, but many would regard it as non-standard.

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    Default Re: "Where are" or "where at"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Where at is used colloquially in some places, but many would regard it as non-standard.
    Are you saying that "Where at the Virgin Islands?" is used to ask where the Virgin Islands are?

    I nominate this for "Bizarre Thread of the Day".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Are you saying that "Where at the Virgin Islands?" is used to ask where the Virgin Islands are?

    I nominate this for "Bizarre Thread of the Day".
    I think he meant you might here it in this kind of dialog:

    I think I left my keys in the house.

    Where at?

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    Default Re: "Where are" or "where at"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I think he meant you might here it in this kind of dialog:

    I think I left my keys in the house.

    Where at?
    Maybe. The OP's question was bound to cause perplexity.

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