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    Regarding a use of conjuction

    Sentence: "More than allegations and politics I am interested in knowing whether Goldman Sachs's director Rajat Gupta really made the money through insider trading or one of them paid on his behalf"


    My question/doubt: Is the use of conjunction "whether" right in the above mentioned sentence ? Or the sentence would do without it ?


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    Re: Regarding a use of conjuction

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence: "More than allegations and politics I am interested in knowing whether Goldman Sachs's director Rajat Gupta really made the money through insider trading or one of them paid on his behalf"


    My question/doubt: Is the use of conjunction "whether" right in the above mentioned sentence ? Or the sentence would do without it ?


    Thanks
    This is possible (among other rephrasings):
    "More than allegations and politics, I am interested in knowing whether Goldman Sachs's director Rajat Gupta i) made the money through insider trading or ii) was paid directly by Goldman Sachs."

    As Gillnetter implies, your "whether" doesn't carry over to your last
    clause.

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