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うか~まいか

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.
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AVerb: Volitional+か/と+BVerb: Dictionary Form+まい+
Examples:
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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Years studied : 14
Studying : のため、だから
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this pattern can also use と instead of か
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4+ years ago.

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Years studied : 14
Studying : のため、だから
: 72,275, : 2,116
ポスト : 2,142, はんこ : 39
also, this isn't necessarily a formal pattern: my lists the following example: こうかくまいか
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4+ years ago.

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Years studied : Too many (not enough!)
Studying :
Site admin : 34,249, : 1,857
ポスト : 6,676, はんこ : 37
Got it, thanks!
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4+ years ago.