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    #1

    Which part is wrong?

    Hello teachers,

    Would you take a look at the following?

    1. Whether the team lost the game, the students were motivated to practice harder for future competitions.

    Direction: one of the underlined parts of the sentence #1 is wrong. Correct the wrong part.

    To tell the truth, I have no idea which is wrong.
    Would you correct the wrong part?
    Besides, if possible, would you let me know why?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    yam.

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    Re: Which part is wrong?

    'Whether' necessarily introduces a compound subordinate clause using the conjunction 'or,' as in 'whether or not.'

    In this case, the sentence should read 'Whether or not the team lost the game,' or, 'Whether the team lost the game or not.'

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    #3

    Re: Which part is wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Preceptor View Post
    'Whether' necessarily introduces a compound subordinate clause using the conjunction 'or,' as in 'whether or not.'
    Not always:

    It is not clear whether he is coming.
    We discussed whether this usage was correct.

    Whether he is up to the job remains to be seen
    .

    'Whether' may well imply 'or not', but those words do not always have to be there. They do in yamyam's original question.

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    #4

    Re: Which part is wrong?

    Thank you very much for the instructions, Preceptor, Gillnetter, and 5jj.
    I understand the wrong part and the correct answer.

    Thanks again,

    yam

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    Re: Which part is wrong?

    "Whenever" makes more sense to me. Whenever they lost they were motivated to practice harder.

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