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May I have a question about when to use "if A or B" and "if A or if B"?
I think we should go with "if A or if B" rather than "if A or B" when A and B are full sentences with different subjects, could you tell me if I'm on the right track? For example,

1. "I don’t know if this is a cry for help or if you need to seriously refine your taste in athletic wear." -> ○(A, B, both full sentences, A's subject -> this, B's subject -> you)

2. "I don’t know if this is a cry for help or a sign that you need to seriously refine your taste in athletic wear." -> ○ (A -> a cry, B -> a sign, A, B shares the same subject -> this )

3. "I don’t know if this is a cry for help or showing that you need to seriously refine your taste in athletic wear." -> ○ (A -> a cry, B -> showing that.., A, B shares the same subject -> this)

4. "I don’t know if this is a cry for help or you need to seriously refine your taste in athletic wear." -> ×

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