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ordinarydaniel

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello everyone,

"Presently, when people look for a partner, they simply do not care about their partner’s humanity, instead they stress their partner’s looks, whether or not they’re tall and handsome or fair-skinned and pretty, or if their family is well off, and so on."

Is it correct to use the structure of "stress whether/if..." in this passage?
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    You have run together two sentences with nothing but a comma separating them. That is not standard practice.

    And using first whether and then if is not a structure — it’s simply a stylistic choice. In my view it would work fine if you deleted the superfluous “or not” and the “or” before if.
     
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