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    Where's my cup holders?

    Hi,

    Is it correct or wrong to use the verb is in the setences below.

    Q. Where's my cup holders?
    A. I don't have one. - Is the word one here used correctly?

    Q. Where's my shorts (the ones that men or women wear to cover their lower body)?
    A. I don't know.

    Thank you for your help in advance!

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    Re: Where's my cup holders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Q. Where's my cup holders? You will hear this in informal conversation, but the correct verb is 'are'.
    A. I don't have one. - Is the word one here used correctly? It's possible,but unlikely; the more natural response would be, "I don't have them/I haven't got them".

    Q. Where's my shorts (the ones that men or women wear to cover their lower body)? You will hear this in informal conversation, but the correct verb is 'are'.
    A. I don't know. Fine.
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    Re: Where's my cup holders?

    It would be marked wrong in a test, but as Fivejedjon says, you may hear some people using it in colloquial conversation.

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    #4

    Re: Where's my cup holders?

    But note you will only hear the contacted "where's" and not the uncontracted "where is."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: Where's my cup holders?

    Thank you, 5, Tdol, Barb_D, for your help. I really appreciate it!

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