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Rule "question as to whether, question of whether (question whether)"

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Description: question as to whether, question of whether (question whether)
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool because its category is not active by default
Message: Verbose. Use question whether.
Category: Plain English (ID: PLAIN_ENGLISH)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/whether-vs-if/#when-to-use-%E2%80%9Cwhether%E2%80%9D
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • There is a question of whether we need to be there or not.
    Correction suggestion: question whether
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • There is question whether we need to be there or not.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: QUESTION_X_WHETHER [2]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-18 20:33:03 +0000)