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    #1

    Whether/Whether or not

    "Call him whether you do or don't have a time"

    "Call him whether or not you have a time"

    Which one is grammaticall?

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    #2

    Re: Whether/Whether or not

    Neither one is correct. The second one would be OK without "a".

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    #3

    Re: Whether/Whether or not

    'Whether or not you have time' is the same as 'whether you have or do not have time'.

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    #4

    Re: Whether/Whether or not

    "Whether you are going or not".

    "Whether or not you are going".

    Do they have the same meaning?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-Oct-2014 at 18:20.

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    #5

    Re: Whether/Whether or not

    I think they mean the same, but I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Whether/Whether or not

    Checkmate, you must get into the habit of ending your sentences with the appropriate punctuation mark.

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    Re: Whether/Whether or not

    http://police.pondicherry.gov.in/Pol...cumentatio.pdf
    In the above document, I found '... whether he has or has no ...' which is similar to the whether clause in my above post deleted by Rover_KE. It seems that the document was written by the Indian government, so may the clause be Indian English unacceptable in BrE/AmE?

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