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The question arises as to if the social unfolding was influenced by the movement rhythms.

This is a sentence from my thesis study, and I was wondering if "as to if" is grammatically acceptable, or do I need to restructure this sentence.

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We use 'whether' after propositions, and not 'if'. 'To', as used here, is a preposition.

We use whether, not if, after prepositions:

[talking about a trip to Australia for a year]

We’re not interested in whether we get great jobs and that kind of thing, we just want to have a good time.

Not: We’re not interested in if we get great jobs and that kind of thing …

If, whether: typical errors:

If or whether (Cambridge Dictionaries Grammar)

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