Whether are going

Discussion in 'English Only' started by myenglishsucks, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. myenglishsucks Member

    "Whether [we? you? they?] are going is the question." (If vs. Whether | Grammar Quizzes)

    Is that a grammatically valid sentence or a mistake that proofreading didn't catch?
  2. entangledbank

    entangledbank Senior Member

    English - South-East England
    It took me a while to find it at the bottom – but yes, it's a mistake. It needs a subject, such as the pronouns you list.
  3. coiffe

    coiffe Senior Member

    American English
    Yes, you can switch the sentence around (from "The question is whether we/you/they are going.") to put focus or emphasis on the "whether we/you/they are going."

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