This is the original wording in a book I'm reading:

Here are my variations, and I would like to know which of these - including the original - you think is best, and which are incorrect?

1 a. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, sand or not.

2 b. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, be it on sand or no sand.

2 c. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, be it on sand or not.

2 d. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, be it sand or no sand.

2 e. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, be it sand or not.

3 a. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether it be sand or no sand.

3 b. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether it be sand or not.

3 c. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether it be on sand or no sand.

4 c. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether it be on sand or not.

4 a. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether sand or no sand.

4 b. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether sand or not.4

4 c. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether on sand or no sand.

4 d. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether on sand or not.

**Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, sand or no sand.**Here are my variations, and I would like to know which of these - including the original - you think is best, and which are incorrect?

1 a. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, sand or not.

2 b. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, be it on sand or no sand.

2 c. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, be it on sand or not.

2 d. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, be it sand or no sand.

2 e. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, be it sand or not.

3 a. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether it be sand or no sand.

3 b. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether it be sand or not.

3 c. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether it be on sand or no sand.

4 c. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether it be on sand or not.

4 a. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether sand or no sand.

4 b. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether sand or not.4

4 c. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether on sand or no sand.

4 d. Now I felt that I had plenty [of water] to cover the remaining distance, whether on sand or not.

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