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Olga
Why do they use singular form here?

Do you know if there is any bars near the hotel?


Aug 31, 2016 4:07 PM
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Thanks! I just wanted to know if it is incorrect or just less common. Because I've heard a phrase like that recently in american film. I thought it's kind of regional way to ask questions
August 31, 2016

It should be, "Do you know if there are any bars near the hotel?"

The reason behind using "ARE" as an auxiliary verb is, "BARS" it's plural not singular. That's why you should use "ARE" instead of "IS"

August 31, 2016
Agreed. I would say "Do you know if there are any bars near the hotel?"  The way to use the singular form is "Do you know if there is a bar near the hotel?"
August 31, 2016
That seems strange to me, I personally would use "are" in this sentence. "Do you know if there are any bars near the hotel?"
August 31, 2016
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