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    The important question

    Please, check if the following sentence is grammatically correct. Thanks.


    The important question is whether the government will wake up on time to face the reality before it becomes unbearable, or politicians will continue to calm and delude the public as if nothing is happening.

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    Re: The important question

    Hi,

    Reverse the words 'politicians' & 'will'.

    It's a question you are posing and therefore seeking a choice from two possibilities.

    Rgds

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    Re: The important question

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1 View Post
    Hi,

    Reverse the words 'politicians' & 'will'.

    It's a question you are posing and therefore seeking a choice from two possibilities.

    Rgds
    It needs a question mark at the end as well.

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    Re: The important question

    I'd say "wake up in time," not on time.

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    Re: The important question

    The whole thing could be a reported question, in which case no question mark is required.

    This would be clear if a second 'whether' were inserted:

    The important question is whether the government will wake up in time to face the reality before it becomes unbearable, or whether politicians will continue to calm and delude the public as if nothing is happening.

    In addition, I'd go for were (or was) instead of is.

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