Either due to a dent in the continuum, or as a result of my continued efforts to develop a fully functional temporal flux capacitor, yesterday a question was asked which quoted almost exactly a sentence I had spoken to my own son just a day earlier:
I won't do that no matter what are the circumstances.
I had a conversation with my son which went like this:
Son: So I put it on the card. I don't have any cash under those circumstances.
Father: I wouldn't do that, no matter what are the circumstances!
In commentary on the cited question (not in my answer) I maintained that this construction was grammatically correct, if unusual, while another commenter averred that it was simply wrong.
Since the commentary includes references to things "sounding right/wrong," and given my own exhortation that the questioner not disregard that criterion out of hand, I would like an answer to the following question and, if that answer is negative, to its corollary:
- Is the sentence I won't do that no matter what are the circumstances justifiable from a grammatical perspective?
- Why does it "sound right" (although certainly more than a little twee) to me?