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    #1

    Which may be the correct one?

    Dear teachers & members:


    I was told that none of the sentences below are grammatically incorrect.


    1) ''In this forum Information and comments are shared whether ones agree or not''.
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    2) '' In this forum Information and comments are shared whether ones agree or not with them''.

    3).''In this Information and comments are shared whether ones agree with or not''.


    QUESTION:

    If this is true I would like to confirm where are these sentences incorrect?

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    #2

    Re: Which may be teh correct one?

    It is true that they are incorrect.


    1) ''In this forum
    , Information and comments are shared (regardless of) whether ones agrees or not''.

    2) '' In this forum Information and comments are shared whether ones agree or not with them''.
    Who is 'them'?

    3).''In this Information and comments are shared whether ones agree with or not''.
    Does not make sense.

    not a teacher


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    Re: Which may be the correct one?

    Thank you tedmic for replying:


    1) I only meant an indefinite person (one); I misplaced the (s) to the pronoun rather than place it to the verb.

    2) I mean with their information and comments (with them).

    3) Again I forgot to put ''In this forum'' at the beginning of the sentence.


    This is what I really wanted to ask:

    1) ''In this forum Information and comments are shared whether one agrees or not''.
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    2) '' In this forum Information and comments are shared whether one agrees or not with them''.

    3).''In this forum Information and comments are shared whether one agrees with or not''.


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    Re: Which may be the correct one?

    1) is OK, but there is no need to capitalise 'information'.

    2) should end '...whether one agrees with them or not'.

    3) is incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Which may be the correct one?

    There should be a comma after "forum" in sentence #1.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Which may be the correct one?

    This sounds vaguely like it's whether you agree with the statement that was made, but I think you mean whether you have agreed that your comment may be shared.

    You like ducks. Whether I like ducks or not, I will share this news.
    I like ducks. You will share this, whether I agree that you have the right to do so, or not.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-Oct-2014 at 11:27. Reason: minor typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Which may be the correct one?

    I've just noticed that the correlative conjunction ''whether... or not'' must be followed by a clause. It may be accompanied by ''or/or not'', depending on its sintactical position in the whole sentence; if it is not redundant.


    Which would it be the grammar rule for using this conjunction with ''or/or not''?
    Last edited by The apprentice; 26-Oct-2014 at 06:48.

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