If I’m not mistaken these are right patterns: whether to do something
whether or not
whether … or not
So…, what about this one:
1-whether it is correct or not.
2-whether is it correct or not. which one is correct and precisely why?
Somebody told me the latter is the correct one but I didn’t know whether to believe her or not.
I wondered whether or not I ask this question, but I had to ask this question whether she likes it or not.
Anger? I’m sorry if you saw anger where I can assure you none was intended, Richard. I was just playing with the phrase in my response. I wanted a first sentence which would use the correct form of the phrase.
My answer remains the same, and still remains without anger.
You had replied before I edited it. Ok, may be it was a figment of my imagination. (I was kidding.)
It’s too late. I’ll check it out tomorrow.
I’m talking about this page: Moor House. ( Concluding chapter.)
I’ll blame the lateness of the hour for the fact that I didn’t read Mix’s sentence carefully and correctly.
Now I understand why you thought I might be angry but the fact is I didn’t connect the two threads at all. I didn’t even realise that it was me you were talking about until you posted the link in your last post.
(I appreciate that this is the vocabulary/grammar forum, but feel that it would have been more straightforward if you had posted this in the thread where the query originated - still, all is eventually clear… to me, at least.)