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Question about the particular use of 'か'

今日かあした来てください。 (Please, come today or tomorrow) 行くか行かないか、わかりません。(Go or not, I don't know) I guess in these two cases 'か' means 'or', but why is there no 'か' after 'あした'. In example 2 there is a 'か' ...
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What's the meaning of the particle のか in this context?

I think the sentence can be understood on its own, but I'm giving some context anyway. Editor and author talk about a character. Editor: 彼女は作中で優しい子だと言われています。実際そうだと思うんですけど、彼女の優しさって描くのむずかしいと思うんですよ。 ...
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Embedded Questions

Is the following sentence correct/natural? The understanding for what is required of this part presupposes that one knows in which upper system it is embedded. その部品になにが求められているのかという理解は、...
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Can 何か be a question word?

The following sentences are from the JP children's book よだかの星:「ね、まあ、あのくちのおおきいことさ。きっと、かえるの親類か何かなんだよ。」The 2nd sentence feels like an implied question e.g. "Surely, [he] is kin of a frog or something." (...
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VかV-negか vs. V | V-neg vs. Vかどうか

Is there any difference in meaning between these three structures? I think they all roughly mean "whether or not" but are they interchangable? Examples below: 両親は賛成するかしないかにかかわらず、僕は君と結婚します。 vs ...