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Whether vs. That

I want to know the difference between that and whether in the following sentences. For many hours we discussed that we had to lower the price; however, we failed to reach a conclusion. For many ...
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Difference between if and whether

I know that 'if' and 'whether' are sometimes interchangeable but what is the main reason that 'if' can't be used in following sentence? ________ philosophy should be taught at school has become a ...
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'whether or not' meaning 'regardless of whether'

I'm interested whether or not you consider the sentences 12 and 13 bad language. Whether or not means “regardless of whether” (11) I will complain whether or not the committee accepts my application....
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"Whether X or whether Y" vs. "Whether X or Y"

In the following example: I wonder whether that is just a way to get more accounts or whether it is motivated by some other reasons. Is the second whether in bold letters incorrect, optional, or ...
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How to use "if"

If his words are true is suspicious. Is this sentence grammatically correct? I learned "whether" can be used with "to ー " and "or not", but "if/that" can't do ...
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Which one is the better form to use with `whether`?

My question is whether... Or My question is that whether... Which one can be the best option? For example, let’s say: My question is (that?) whether they have everything copied or not... If it ...
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Usage of "If vs whether"

Test questions (Source: “Quiz your English” - an app by Cambridge): “When we have been overwhelmed with emails, we wonder ________ we might have missed something important by dealing with them ...
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She will find out (if / that) he is telling the truth

She will find out (if / that) he is telling the truth. I think the answer is 'if'. If so why not 'that'? What do you think is the correct answer? (I don't know which answer is correct)
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unsure if that's Vs. unsure whether that's

should it be 1. Our AI is unsure if that's your real name. Or 2. Our AI is unsure whether that's your real name?
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Can I replace if with whether? [duplicate]

Judy wanted to know if the flight ticket to Shanghai was valid. Can I replace "if" with "whether" in the sentence above?
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If/Whether usage. "It is doubtful whether he is telling the truth"

If/Whether usage. "It is doubtful whether he is telling the truth" Why is it not possible to use "if" in this case? Thank you in advance.
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"whether or not they're still applicable" vs. "whether they're still applicable or not"

The present study has been designed to examine whether or not traditional approaches are still applicable. Is the or not used in the sentence correct at that place or it should be placed in the end? ...
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Use of "if", "whether" or "did" in a question

I had to send an email to a colleague from work to make sure I am registered to some kind of company event. I wasn't sure what is the best grammar to go with. Options that are considered are: ...
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Fourth conditional type (past and possible)?

I learn that there are 3 types of conditional sentences: Type 1 (present and possible): If I have money (and it's possible one day), I will donate. Type 2 (present and impossible): If I had money ...
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Whether or not (if/although)

"It is unknown whether or not he was telling the truth." This sentence means the same as - "It is unknown if he was telling the truth." "It is unknown whether he was telling the truth." "It is ...
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"Whether" Vs "If"

In Grammar Quizzes If/Whether, it says to use if to indicate one condition and whether for two conditions. I am satisfied with everything about the grammars of if/whether, except with this one. ...
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If vs. Whether? [duplicate]

I have often come across this confusion when im using English. Which word ( if or whether) is to be used in what specific contexts?How do they differ in the contexts they are used in? Or are they just ...
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use "if" rather than "whether" when the object clause is negative?

Sentence 1: I don’t know if it won't rain tomorrow. Sentnece 2: I don’t know whether it won't rain tomorrow. Which sentence sound natural to you? Is there a rule that we should use "if" rather than "...
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use "whether" rather than "if" after "discuss" and "doubt" in an object clause?

Sentence 1:We discussed if we should close the shop. Sentence 2:We discussed whether we should close the shop. Sentence 3: I doubt if they'll make it. Sentence 4: I doubt whether they'll make it. ...
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adj plus if-clause

Can if-clause be used as a noun clause after an adj? Does the sentence "She was undecided if she should accept his offer" sound natural to you? Or should I say "She was undecided whether she should ...
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The problem is if they believe what I said

"The problem is whether they believe what I said." is a correct sentence. How about "The problem is if they believe what I said."? This sentence is less commonly used but still OK?
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We were discussing (whether / if) to leave early (or not)

I have read many articles, but I don't know why often the verb "discuss" is followed by the conjunction "whether," but not "if". Do you confirm that this verb is an exception and after that we have to ...
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is there really some difference between if and whether? [duplicate]

I've had a doubt about when I use if and whether. I saw an phrase using whether and now I'm thinking when really use it. The phrase: I don't know "whether" it was the burden of having to raise a ...
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"Whether" Vs. "If"

Could someone please help me with these sentences? I need to know Which one doesn’t sound natural? Which one is formal and which one is not? A - I don’t know whether this word fits in the sentence. ...
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why "that" isn't used here instead of "if"?

Considering following sentences. Not sure if I look so retarded or people don't understand me. Not sure if I walk so fast or others walk too slow. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong or you are ...
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Can I use "whether" instead of "if" in this sentence?

In the past, some experts wondered if Tut died in a chariot crash. Can I use whether to take the place of "if" in this sentence?
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Would saying "if" in place of "whether" be a big mistake?

For example, in the expression "I don't know whether I'm coming or going", would saying if in place of whether be a big mistake? Would doing it in written English be an error too?
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