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    Hello, teachers.

    I have a question. Please see the below.

    Whether the speaker is late, the annual investor’s conference will begin on time.

    Does the use of "Whether" sound awkward?

    If it is, can you tell me why?

    Thank you teachers in advance.

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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound okay?

    Quote Originally Posted by juliana0403 View Post
    Hello, teachers.

    I have a question. Please see the below.

    Whether the speaker is late, the annual investor’s conference will begin on time.

    Does the use of "Whether" sound awkward?

    If it is, can you tell me why?

    Thank you teachers in advance.
    Hello, juliana.

    I think it should be either "Whether the speaker is late or not, the annual..." or "Whether or not the speaker is late, the annual..."

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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound okay?

    Thank you for your opinion^^.

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    Thank you for your detailed explanation ^^ !

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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound okay?

    If you don't want to use "Whether or not" you could say "Even if the speaker is late, the conference will start on time".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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