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    #1

    can't even tell if he has changed

    Which are correct:

    1) I can't tell if he has changed, and if he has, if he has become better or worse.


    2) I can't tell if he has if has become better or worse or if he has changed.

    3) I can't tell if he has if has become better or worse or even if he has changed.
    4) I can't tell if he has if has become better or worse or if he has changed at all.
    5) I can't tell if he has if has become better or worse or even if he has changed at all.

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    #2

    Re: can't even tell if he has changed

    Only 1) makes sense.

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    #3

    Re: can't even tell if he has changed

    1 and 5 work for me.
    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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    #4

    Re: can't even tell if he has changed

    I think you can use 1, 4 or 5. But simpler would be:

    I can't detect any change.

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