Can I re-write this sentence:




A good reason to have replaced the first "も" with "、" is to avoid the unfortunate, (but grammatically correct?), "もを" string of particles?

  • What makes you think it's unfortunate but grammatically correct?
    – user1478
    Mar 4 '17 at 14:25
  • I'd thought that, in general, stringing 2 or 3 particles together makes understanding what modifies what more difficult. And "(noun)もを..." sounded strange. But the more I repeat saying naruto's answer in my head, the better it sounds. This site is very useful.
    – riverflows
    Mar 4 '17 at 15:41

The correct sentence is:


This か is the question marker and forms an embedded question.

This should be straightforward because, in English, you should say "regardless of whether it's A or B", not "regardless of both A and B".

Of course you can also say it without 問わず at all:


But note that 国外でもを is ungrammatical because ~でも (="also in ~") is an adverbial phrase which never serves as an object marked with を.

  • Thanks. This one really confused me! While you were responding, I actually changed "でも" to just "も". I should not have done that. sorry.
    – riverflows
    Mar 3 '17 at 20:08

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