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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    either or whether

    I encountered a very confusing question.

    His plan to study abroad depends on ( ) he wins that scholarship or not.

    1. whether 2.either


    According to the textbook, the correct answer is "whether." In this case, however, I think "either" can be also a correct answer.
    What explanation do you think can eliminate "either" from correct expressions?

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: either or whether

    I would go with whether there. "Either" is not idiomatic.

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