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I am confused with how to use "is" and "are" with locations.

Which is correct?

a)Library and lecture room is crowded.
b)Library and Lecture room are crowded.
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How can there be a question here? If you have two rooms, it takes plural agreement, and if you have one room, it takes singular agreement. –  tchrist Apr 22 '13 at 13:36
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If it's a single room that is a library room and a lecture room at the same time and it's called "Library and lecture room", then

The library and lecture room is crowded.

If these are two different rooms, one called "Library room" and the other "Lecture room", then

The library and lecture rooms are crowded.

If the library is crowded and the lecture room is crowded, then

The library and the lecture room are crowded.

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if it is library and the discussion room? –  DesirePRG Apr 22 '13 at 13:27
    
The lecture room, and the library / discussion room, are crowded. –  Edwin Ashworth Apr 22 '13 at 18:40
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