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    Can you say: I believe that communication is key to a good relationship, whether it'

    Can you say:

    I believe that communication is key to a good relationship, whether it's friendship, love, or family.

    Can this be said?

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    Re: Can you say: I believe that communication is key to a good relationship, whether

    Yes.

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    Re: Can you say: I believe that communication is key to a good relationship, whether

    The punctuation is okay too?

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    Re: Can you say: I believe that communication is key to a good relationship, whether

    Can I change the word "whether" to "and" ?

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    Re: Can you say: I believe that communication is key to a good relationship, whether

    The punctuation is good for me.

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    Re: Can you say: I believe that communication is key to a good relationship, whether

    No, Polyester. "And" doesn't work.

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    Re: Can you say: I believe that communication is key to a good relationship, whether

    How about "a key", "the key" or "one of the essential keys"?

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    Re: Can you say: I believe that communication is key to a good relationship, whether

    All three of those are grammatical, but only "the key" keeps the original meaning. The others reduce the importance of "communication".

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    Re: Can you say: I believe that communication is key to a good relationship, whether

    "whether" is using on question that asking you if you like it or not?

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    Re: Can you say: I believe that communication is key to a good relationship, whether

    The use of "key" makes the use of "essential" redundant.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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