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Two persons are in a difficult situation, and one of them says to the other that because of her, they haven't been able to anticpate this difficult situation.

Is this sentence correct:

"Whose fault is it if we’re unable to anticipate?"

Or is this one correct: (I removed the "if")

"Whose fault is it we’re unable to anticipate?"

— Here we go again! You see, that’s why I asked you to dig, we could have avoided that if you’d done your job properly! 
— Are you going to blame me? 
— You bet I am! Whose fault is it [if] we’re unable to anticipate? 

  • The sentences are both correct, but they mean different things. Please edit the question to say what you intend the meaning to be. (And it's whose.) – Andrew Leach Mar 15 at 21:29
  • Hello Andrew, To explain the context of the sentence: Two persons are in a difficult situation, and one of them say to the other that because of her, they havent been able to anticpate this difficult situation. This is the dialogue: — Here we go again! You see, that’s why I asked you to dig, we could have avoided that if you’d done your job properly! — Are you going to blame me? — You bet I am! Whose fault is it if we’re unable to anticipate? – user339022 Mar 16 at 11:21
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    I'll reopen this, but that does not mean it will not be closed again (perhaps by another moderator). I think your questions would probably be better received on our sister site called English Language Learners. – Andrew Leach Mar 16 at 11:27

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