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Using *if* AND *whether* in the same phrase

I am wondering if one could use if and whether in the same phrase or whether it is better to use two identical conjunctions.
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'Would/do you mind' + whether (polite indirect questions)

Swan's 'Practical English Grammar' says: "Yes/no questions are reported with if or whether... whether and if can both introduce indirect questions." e.g: She asked me if/whether she could ...
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Combining “whether … or” and “if” clauses in a sentence

"We can’t tell whether he did 'this' or 'that', or if he was on vacation." As far as I know, a "whether ... or" clause can typically be replaced by an "if"-clause, which is often just a matter of ...
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Is “curious if” improper to use compared to alternatives such as “curious as to” or “curious whether”?

Consider the following line, which I've heard this particular construction frequently: "I’m curious if other people feel like I do." The construct specifically is that of using "I'm curious if" to ...
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If I were him, I would doubt if she (is/was/were?) serious about this relationship

Which one is correct? If I were him, I would doubt if she is serious about this relationship. If I were him, I would doubt if she was serious about this relationship. If I were him, I would doubt if ...
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May conditional be used after “if”?

Is a sentence like He asked if I would lend him my car. correct, or should it be He asked if I lent him my car. or something else?