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Expressing "is or is not" with "shifou"

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The simplest way to understand 是否 is to think of it as a formal written version of 是不是.

Structure

是否 is used together with a verb or an adjective.

是否 + Verb / Adj.

Examples

  • 他们 是否 考虑 过 在 上海 买 房?
  • 你 父母 是否 同意 你们 住 在 一起?
  • 是否 清楚 这样 做 的 后果?

Sources and further reading

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