do you know whether

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do you know whether

Post by azz » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:32 pm

Can one say
a. Do you know whether he is there now or whether he will be there later?
b. Do you know whether he is there now or he will be there later?

c. Do you know whether he is there now or whether he will be there only later?
d. Do you know whether he is there now or he will be there only later
?

e. Do you know that he is there now or that he will be there only later
?


The meaning is
1. He is either there now, or isn't here now and will be there later. Do you know which is the case?

The answer would be: Yes, he is there now. or Yes, he will be there later.


My feeling is that the sentences could also be used if there is the possibility that he might never be there.
The answer might be: Yes. I know that he isn't here now and won't be here later either.

Many thanks.
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Re: do you know whether

Post by Bobinwales » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:39 pm

"Do you know if he is there now or whether he will be later?" seems to be more comfortable for me.
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