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    No matter "that or whether"

    Could I say, "Massage is a very powerful therapy no matter it is Chinese, India or Swedish style massage." Or, "Massage is a very powerful therapy no matter (that/whether) it is Chinese, India or Swedish style massage." Which one is correct?


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    Re: No matter "that or whether"

    Hello Albertino,

    I think Whether sounds better here, also use Indian instead of India.

    cheers


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    Re: No matter "that or whether"

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    "Massage is a very powerful therapy no matter it is Chinese, Indian or Swedish style massage."
    Hi albertino,
    This sounds much better to me.
    Be careful. I think you meant to say Indian, didn't you?

    P.s: I'm a student.

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    Re: No matter "that or whether"

    Try "regardless" instead of "no matter."

    Massage is a very powerful therapy, regardless of whether it is of the Chinese, Indian, or Swedish style.

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    Re: No matter "that or whether"

    "Massage is a very powerful therapy no matter whether it is Chinese, Indian or Swedish style massage
    This sounds much better to me .

    Thanks
    I'm a learner.

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    Re: No matter "that or whether"

    Quote Originally Posted by asmaa89 View Post
    This sounds much better to me .

    Thanks
    I'm a learner.

    But, can I say, "No matter it is, I would go ahead with my plan."?

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    Re: No matter "that or whether"

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    But, can I say, "No matter it is, I would go ahead with my plan."?
    No, the expression is "No matter what,..."
    This means "Whatever may happen,..."

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    Re: No matter "that or whether"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No, the expression is "No matter what,..."
    This means "Whatever may happen,..."

    That's what I want to make myself clear.
    It is "No matter what (it is), but not "No matter (what) it is".
    I think the original author has made the wrong omission.
    Thank you.

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