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question as to whether

To write plainly and concisely, use if or whether instead of the roundabout phrase the question as to whether.

  • Wordy: The question as to whether there is a surplus remains a hotly debated topic.
  • Concise: Whether there is a surplus remains a hotly debated topic.
  • Wordy: The members will vote on the question as to whether they should strike.
  • Concise: The members will vote on whether they should strike.