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Quick Info
1. Whether to do A or B (do or not do)

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Meaning
Whether to do A or B (do or not do)
A and B are the same verbs, so this is used to question whether the action should or should not be done.

JLPT level: N1 | Other grammar in 'Will, Decision, 'Doing'':
Politeness: polite | Related meaning(s): none (add related)

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Construction
AVerb: Volitional+か/と+BVerb: Dictionary Form+まい+
Example:
あろうあるまい (whether or not it exists)
するすまい (do or do not)

Notes
するまい can also be written as すまい or しまい.
くるまい can also be written as こまい.

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this pattern can also use と instead of か
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also, this isn't necessarily a formal pattern: my lists the following example: こうかくまいか
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Got it, thanks!
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