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“whether” vs. “if ” [duplicate]

How can I know when should I use whether or if in a sentence? I can not see any difference between whether and if. When should I use each? For me, they are the same and I am not sure if there is a ...
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2answers
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To determine if or to determine whether? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When are “if” and “whether” equivalent? Do these two have the same meaning: To determine if something is correct. To determine whether something ...
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2answers
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What does “Let me know if the problem persists” exactly mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When are “if” and “whether” equivalent? Which one is the correct meaning of "Let me know if the problem persists."? Or is it ambiguous? If the problem ...
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What's the difference between “if” and “whether”? [duplicate]

Using whether is far more common. It is certainly more formal. I would like to know whether it is a true story or fabricated. But we can use if as well in the same sentence. I would like to ...
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IF or WHETHER? - that's the question [duplicate]

I'm a native German speaker, so forgive me if I use wrong words or wrong syntax. In a major news outlet today I read this headline: Time to decide if we want UN focused & effective or on the ...
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Use of “if”/“whether” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When are “if” and “whether” equivalent? I was told that one can use if in constructions like: ... if A, then ... But that whether should be used ...
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1answer
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“whether” or “If” [duplicate]

Are both the sentences correct? I don't care whether you're married or single. I don't care if you're married or single. When to use whether over if?
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1answer
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How to use “whether” and “if” [duplicate]

So I got confused about the usage of whether and if 1. I was wondering if you could tell me I was wondering whether you could tell me 2. I wondered whether you could tell me I ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between if and whether? [duplicate]

Let me know if I picked up the right file Let me know whether I picked up the right file Could anyone tell me the differences between them? Can we use ‘if’ and ‘whether’ in present, past, and ...
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1answer
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Is this proper English? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When are “if” and “whether” equivalent? As a non-native English speaker, I would use the following sentence: I am wondering if you have seen that ...
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2answers
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Using two “ if ”s sequentially [duplicate]

I have sent a document to someone and I'd need to know if he has confirmed it. I have written it as as follows, using two " if "s sequentially: I would be very grateful to you (A) if you could ...
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“Whether” or “if” in this context: “I wonder *if/whether* I will ever see this again” [duplicate]

I think the more common recommendation (or appropriate) style is to use "if" in this sentence, "I wonder if I will ever see this again," because there is only one "option." Alternatively, I would ...
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Ask her if she will go with us OR Ask her whether she will go with us (?) [duplicate]

Which one sounds better? (A) Ask her if she will go with us OR (B) Ask her whether she will go with us (or not)
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“Whether or not” vs. “whether”

This will depend on whether he's suitable for the job. This will depend on whether he's suitable for the job or not. This will depend on whether or not he's suitable for the job. It is ...
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3answers
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“Did you check if […]”

Is this a grammatically correct/formal way to ask the question of this type? Here is an example Hey, did you check if the payment went through? What's the better way to rephrase it?

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