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I want to ask the below question:

Is "West Indies" is not a country?

Here, can I use "is" twice? Or the second "is" not required and can I simply ask:

Is "West Indies" not a country?

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    No you can't. Not unless you expand your question to Is it true [that] "West Indies" is not a country? Jan 26, 2016 at 15:09
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    @FumbleFingers You should post that as an answer.
    – DJMcMayhem
    Jan 26, 2016 at 15:30
  • @DJ McMayhem: If I thought that was an adequate answer, I'd have closevoted for lack of prior research. I'm waiting to see if anyone can explain why OP might be tempted to repeat the verb. Jan 26, 2016 at 15:40

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Do NOT use is two times!!

You just say:

Is "West Indies" a country?

Simple as that. Don't overuse the is!

Also you do not say:

I want to ask the below question:

You say:

I want to ask the question below:

or

I would like to ask the question below:

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