‘whether * or not’ (conditional clause)

Here’s an expert example of using ‘whether + clause + or not, + clause’:

Whether we like it or not, motivation comes and motivation goes.

TED


The English Grammar Profile C2 point 130 in CLAUSES/conditional is defined as:

‘WHETHER OR NOT’, to introduce conditions in formal contexts.


Pearson lists this at :

GSE 59 B2 express alternative conditions with ‘whether … or not’.  For example:


in iWeb:

1 WHETHER OR NOT IT IS 6690
2 WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE 6137
3 WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE 6135
4 WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE 5578
5 WHETHER OR NOT IT ‘S 3539
6 WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANT 3468
7 WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS 3222
8 WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN 3088
9 WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS 2940
10 WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE 2883
11 WHETHER OR NOT YOU ‘RE 2751
12 WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS 2353
13 WHETHER OR NOT YOU SHOULD 2344
14 WHETHER OR NOT YOU NEED 1666
15 WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL 1568
16 WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL 1515
17 WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE 1510
18 WHETHER OR NOT IT WILL 1487
19 WHETHER OR NOT TO USE 1442
20 WHETHER OR NOT THERE ARE 1336
21 WHETHER OR NOT THEY ‘RE 1299
22 WHETHER OR NOT THEY CAN 1269
23 WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT 1182
24 WHETHER OR NOT I SHOULD 1051
25 WHETHER OR NOT THEY SHOULD 1043
26 WHETHER OR NOT IT HAS 1022
27 WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE 934
28 WHETHER OR NOT A PERSON 886
29 WHETHER OR NOT TO ACCEPT 882
30 WHETHER OR NOT HE IS 871
31 WHETHER OR NOT TO TAKE 859
32 WHETHER OR NOT IT WOULD 858
33 WHETHER OR NOT THEY WOULD 832
34 WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS 830
35 WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS 823
36 WHETHER OR NOT THE PERSON 809
37 WHETHER OR NOT YOU ‘VE 792
38 WHETHER OR NOT TO HAVE 757
39 WHETHER OR NOT YOU THINK 751
40 WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD 713
41 WHETHER OR NOT TO GO 703
42 WHETHER OR NOT YOU BELIEVE 700
43 WHETHER OR NOT YOU AGREE 693
44 WHETHER OR NOT YOU GET 687
45 WHETHER OR NOT YOU WOULD 686
46 WHETHER OR NOT TO BUY 669
47 WHETHER OR NOT YOU CHOOSE 668
48 WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN 647
49 WHETHER OR NOT YOU ‘LL 645
50 WHETHER OR NOT YOU USE 642
51 WHETHER OR NOT THAT IS 638
52 WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE 623
53 WHETHER OR NOT THAT ‘S 611
54 WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAD 581
55 WHETHER OR NOT IT CAN 579
56 WHETHER OR NOT A PARTICULAR 578
57 WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL 576
58 WHETHER OR NOT TO ALLOW 571
59 WHETHER OR NOT THERE ‘S 555
60 WHETHER OR NOT TO MAKE 555
61 WHETHER OR NOT TO INCLUDE 550
62 WHETHER OR NOT I WAS 541
63 WHETHER OR NOT THIS WAS 541
64 WHETHER OR NOT HE ‘S 525
65 WHETHER OR NOT YOU LIKE 525
66 WHETHER OR NOT ANY OF 514
67 WHETHER OR NOT TO GET 505
68 WHETHER OR NOT THE STUDENT 493
69 WHETHER OR NOT YOU WERE 493
70 WHETHER OR NOT TO CONTINUE 483
71 WHETHER OR NOT HE CAN 478
72 WHETHER OR NOT HE OR 468
73 WHETHER OR NOT I CAN 455
74 WHETHER OR NOT THIS WILL 440
75 WHETHER OR NOT HE WOULD 435
76 WHETHER OR NOT YOU ACTUALLY 429
77 WHETHER OR NOT YOU WISH 429
78 WHETHER OR NOT IT SHOULD 422
79 WHETHER OR NOT I AM 405
80 WHETHER OR NOT I WOULD 404
81 WHETHER OR NOT TO GRANT 399
82 WHETHER OR NOT I HAVE 390
83 WHETHER OR NOT HE HAS 390
84 WHETHER OR NOT I ‘M 383
85 WHETHER OR NOT SHE IS 368
86 WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE IS 367
87 WHETHER OR NOT THEY ACTUALLY 365
88 WHETHER OR NOT TO KEEP 364
89 WHETHER OR NOT HE SHOULD 363

90 WHETHER OR NOT TO PURCHASE 363

(purchase is the highest vocabulary at B2)

5 jriver.com guys. You sure make easy work of the decision of whether or not to purchase an upgrade when those times come around.
7 totalcardiagnostics.com After a scan you can make a more informed decision about whether or not to purchase the vehicle you’re viewing.
8 slyflourish.com Please consider this when deciding whether or not to purchase the book.
10 conlang.org  Sylvia Sotomayor will decide whether or not to purchase additional pins.
12 bosch-home.ca I hope it helps others who are on the edge about whether or not to purchase a Bosch.