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I want to say,

Whether it has the high-level privilege or doesn't, this application can work properly.

or maybe it should be

Whenever it has the high-level privilege or doesn't, this application can work properly.

?

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    Whether would be more appropriate in this case.
    – suse
    Jan 14, 2019 at 3:07
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    If you're looking to set up an alternative using or, don't set it off with whenever.
    – Robusto
    Jan 14, 2019 at 3:16

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Whether is about something happening (or being true, etc.) or not, so is natural to use in "whether ... or not".

Whenever is not suitable for alternation, for "X or Y", because it is saying "on those occasions when X". It is for things that happen sometimes, but not all the time.

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