Which one is correct to say ?

I have read both the sentence consructions and both seems correct to me . Is there any grammar rule ?

a) Where is the location?

b) Where the location is ?

  • Please be aware that there should be no space between the last word in a sentence and the ending punctuation. It may seem like a small thing, but native speakers notice these kind of basic mistakes, and judge your English ability accordingly.
    – Andrew
    Jan 4, 2019 at 15:53
  • Note that most fluent English speakers won't use the word location in a where? question because the question where? implicitly asks for a location. They're more likely to ask, "Where is it?" Jan 4, 2019 at 16:45

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The correct way is:

Where is the location?

Questions are usually formed with inversion in English.

Sometimes non-interrogative sentences are simply spoken with a questioning inflection (or written with a question mark) to imply a question. This case would be written

The location is where?

(but never "Where the location is?" by itself)

  • As a footnote, "Where the location is" might be found as a part of a longer statement, such as, "This will be a film where the location is as important as the cast." But as you stay, it doesn't work as a standalone sentence or question.
    – J.R.
    Jan 4, 2019 at 15:23
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    Or more likely to cause confusion: "I wonder where the location is".
    – Lorel C.
    Jan 4, 2019 at 15:28

Where is the location

This makes sense but is unnatural imo. The inversion ( the location is where?) as pointed out in the other answer also sounds unnatural to me.

If you want to change the sentence up a bit, I would probably say

Where is the place located at?

Where is the place at?

These sound natural to me

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