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    Which way to New York city/ Bathroom.

    "Which way to New York city?"

    "Which way to Bathroom?"

    "Where to go/reach to New York/Bathroom from?"

    "How to get to the New York city/Bathroom?"

    Please check.

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    Re: Which way to New York city/ Bathroom.

    Is Bathroom​ meant to be the name of a place?

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    Re: Which way to New York city/ Bathroom.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "Which way is New York City?"

    "Which way is the bathroom?"

    "Where is the bathroom?" (But NOT "Where is New York City?")

    "How do I get to New York City?" or "How do I get to the bathroom?"

    Please check.
    These are all ways to ask for directions. Is that what you're wondering?



    When we use the word "where" in that type of question, we're asking for a general description, not exact directions. So asking where New York City is will not give you directions there.

    When you're asking for directions, "How do I find the bathroom?" and "How do you find the bathroom?" mean the same thing. (The bathroom will be in the same place whether I go there or you go there.)
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 06-May-2016 at 20:15.
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    Re: Which way to New York city/ Bathroom.

    "How do I find?" Think you edited out a word.

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    Re: Which way to New York city/ Bathroom.

    When you're asking for directions, "How do I find the bathroom?" and "How do you find the bathroom?" mean the same thing. (The bathroom will be in the same place whether I go there or you go there.)


    Sorry, I didn't get it.

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    Re: Which way to New York city/ Bathroom.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Is Bathroom​ meant to be the name of a place?
    No, just a Washroom.

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    #7

    Re: Which way to New York city/ Bathroom.

    Neither word normally has an initial capital letter.

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    Re: Which way to New York city/ Bathroom.

    Okay, sorry. No just a washroom.

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    Re: Which way to New York city/ Bathroom.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    When you're asking for directions, "How do I find the bathroom?" and "How do you find the bathroom?" mean the same thing. (The bathroom will be in the same place whether I go there or you go there.)


    Sorry, I didn't get it.
    Charlie meant that, in such cases, you can ask using either the first person singular pronoun "I" or the second person singular pronoun "you". People will, in both cases, understand the question and give you directions to get to the bathroom.
    You could also use (although depending on the situation it might sound awkward) "How does one find the bathroom?" and you would still be understood.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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