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Is the “are” in this sentence ungrammatical?

​‎How do you feel about some people are calling you "Toma-chan" in Japan?

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    Hello Cody. What has caused you to think it could be ungrammatical? Why do you think it could be? Please see how to ask - one of our requirements is to include the research you have done. – marcellothearcane Oct 6 at 5:48
  • Compare this obviously ungrammatical sentence: I worry about some people are staring at me. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 6 at 15:26
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The sentence as written is not correct.

You can change it to:

How do you feel about some people calling you "Toma-chan" in Japan?

(with are removed)

or

How do you feel that some people are calling you "Toma-chan" in Japan?

These both ask your opinion about the fact that some people are calling you "Toma-chan". I don't know the name for the grammatical rules that govern these forms of the question.

Another possible rewording is:

How do you feel about the people who are calling you "Toma-chan" in Japan?

This asks your opinion of the people, not the situation.

Another possibility is:

How do you feel about the people calling you "Toma-chan" in Japan?

But this is ambiguous, it could mean the same thing as either of the earlier variations. Context could make the intent clear, though.

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