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Particle omission in embedded questions [duplicate]

Are there any rules or conventions on when to omit を (as in 1) or が (as in 2) when it comes to embedded questions? この生物は何か教えてください。 どれがおいしいかまずいかさっぱりわかりません。 My gut feeling would be to generalize and ...
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Difference between embedded question and noun phrase [duplicate]

Inspired by this question, I thought of two ways to talk about checking the truth of something, though I think my question applies much more generally than with just the verb 'to check'. ...
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Usage of で after embedded question

自動運転の技術は、どのくらい自動で運転できるかで5つのレベルがあります。 The extent to which you can drive automatically is measured by 5 levels. Obviously my translation is rather loose. A more literal translation would be "to ...
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あるか確認 vs あるかを確認

I understand that both have almost the same meaning. But I was pointed out. Is this a preference issue, or is one prioritized? i.e. 「リンゴマークがあるか確認します。」 「リンゴマークがあるかを確認します。」
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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 ...