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It is not important who he is. = Who he is is not important. Is that right?? That structure 'is' is said twice seem strange to me.

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  • Yes, it is correct. You need two 'is'es here. – Jonathan Jun 27 '18 at 23:57
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Yes, this is correct.

Regarding the double is:

  • the first is applies to he
  • he second is applies to who he is or his identity

You could replace who he is in this way if it helps you parse the sentence:

His identity is not important

Grammatically, who he is is the subject of the sentence, and the second is is the verb of the sentence.

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