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Whether vs If: What’s the Difference?

If and whether are subordinating conjunctions that are often used interchangeably

This article explains the differences between if and whether, and provides examples of each word in sentences

If and whether are both subordinating conjunctions used in a subordinate clause to create a conditional sentence

Let’s take a closer look at the similarities and differences between whether and if

Whether is a conjunction used to express doubt or introduce two possibilities

The second option introduces more than two options: the person may love vegetables, tolerate them, or despise

Let’s look at some more examples of using whether in a sentence

You should use if in every conditional sentence, unless you are introducing alternatives with a yes or

In the second option, the children’s Saturday detention depends on their teacher’s knowledge of their

In the sentence above, there are two conditions for the gardener to get good begonia flowers this

Let’s take a look at some more examples of using if in sentences

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