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    #1

    consider whether it is not ...

    Please consider whether it is not necessary to include this item in the list.

    Does the above sentence make sense? I'm not sure if I can use "whether it is not".
    The asker thinks it is necessary. (He is actually saying "isn't it necessary?", but I don't want to use an interrogative because the original Japanese is not an interrogative.

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    #2

    Re: consider whether it is not ...

    Yes, it makes sense, but it is a convoluted way of saying, "Consider whether this item should be in the list, as I believe it should be." or even
    "I advise you to consider putting this item in the list."
    You seem to be translating formally. If so, the sentence is OK.

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