"Mom asks if you help her" and "Mom asks whether you help her"

I'm interested in which tense I should use after IF: future simple or just present simple?

So, perhaps the sentence "Mom asks if you'll help her" is correct.

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    If she is requesting help, yes, it's 'asks if you will help her'. May 18, 2020 at 13:38

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When "whether" or "if" introduces an indirect question, you can use the future tense when appropriate:

Mom asks whether you will help her. [Mom asks : Will you help her?]

"If" is often used in the sense of "whether" :

Mom asks if you will help her.

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