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    whether- who - where - when

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    -I was left wondering whether where we are today could be said to be progress.


    -I don't care whether who you love (or not).


    -I don't have any idea whether where you will go.

    What if we put 'whether' in the sentence like those before 'where - when - who'? Are those grammatically OK?

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    Re: whether- who - where - when

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    -I was left wondering whether where we are today could be said to be progress.

    -I don't care whether who you love (or not).

    -I don't have any idea whether where you will go.
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    Re: whether- who - where - when

    Thanks for the answer, but I couldn't understand why number 1 is OK, and the others not.

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    Re: whether- who - where - when

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Thanks for the answer, but I couldn't understand why number 1 is OK, and the others not.
    The underlying direct questions in these sentences are;

    1. Could where we are today be said to be progress? I was left wondering about the answer.
    2. Who(m) do you love? I don't care about the answer,
    3. Where will you go? I have no idea of the answer.

    If the underlying question begins with a wh- word, then that word itself is what is needed, not 'whether'.

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