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    I wonder that/if it is grammatical.

    1. I wonder if he is alright.

    2. I wonder that he is alright.


    I want to know 2 is also grammatical.

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    Re: I wonder that/if it is grammatical.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. I wonder if he is alright.

    2. I wonder that he is alright.

    I want to know 2 is also grammatical.
    Both are all right (my preferred spelling), though they mean something different. In #1, the speaker does not know whether 'he' is all right. In #2, the speaker knows that 'he' is all right, and is expressing surprise at this, in a rather old-fashioned way.

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    Re: I wonder that/if it is grammatical.

    (But the second interpretation is less likely in the case mentioned in the title. 'I wonder that it's grammatical' could be said of a student whose grammar is usually wrong, who suddenly says something grammatical! )

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