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    Can you say this to a bank teller: Can you tell me what your rates are? VS Can you

    Can you say this to a bank teller:

    Can you tell me what your rates are?

    VS

    Can you tell me what your rates is?

    Are both okay?

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    Re: Can you say this to a bank teller: Can you tell me what your rates are? VS Can

    No. Only the first is OK. You should know by now that a plural noun "rates" takes a plural verb "are".

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    Re: Can you say this to a bank teller: Can you tell me what your rates are? VS Can

    The teller will ask 'Rates for what? Foreign exchange? Interest-earning accounts? Bank loans? Overdraft facilities?'

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