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Is it common to say "食べるのだろうか？". It sounds to me like: "I wonder if (someone) is going to eat (something)"/ "Is (someone) going to eat (something)?" or "I wonder if (someone) regularly eats (something)"/ "Does (someone) regularly eat (something)?" 食べるんだろうか / 食べるのかな would sound more casual. You could also say "食べようか？". First off, is that ...
I think your question may be answered with this post: Does -ou / -you / -mashou conjugation have a negative form? Probably the closest would be to: add まい to the dictionary form of the verb say stem-ないように
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