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Would it be correct to ask

本のとなり,なんですか

Or am I missing something?
 

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It should be 本の隣はなんですか, 本の隣にあるのはなんですか, 本の隣にはなにがありますか or like that.
 
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どもありがとう、とりとべさん。 I'll probably stick to the first one, as it's the simplest of the three.
 
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本の隣にあるのはなんですか
One thing I forgot to ask とりとべさん, I've seen it around in examples in my jpn/eng dictionary, but I haven't found info on it on the internet (might be a bit too advanced for me?). What is the use of の when put after the verb ある?

Thanks in advance
 

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One thing I forgot to ask とりとべさん, I've seen it around in examples in my jap/eng dictionary, but I haven't found info on it on the internet (might be a bit too advanced for me?). What is the use of の when put after the verb ある?

Thanks in advance
That's a pronoun just like "the one (existing) next to the book" in English, not a nominalizer. もの also can be used there.
 
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