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Rule "the question whether (whether) etc."

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Description: the question whether (whether) etc.
Message: Consider shortening this phrase to just 'whether', unless you mean 'regardless of whether'.
Category: Redundant Phrases (ID: REDUNDANCY)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • What the government decides to do depends on whether or not the bill passes.
    Correction suggestion: whether
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Whether or not the theory was true, Emmerson was intrigued by the two countries' musical affinities.
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Version: 6.3-SNAPSHOT (2023-10-02 20:33:03 +0000)