If Clauses

If clauses are usually used to talk about uncertain events and situations. They often refer to a condition – something which must happen first, so that something else can happen. If you love me, I will love you. If you study well, you will pass the exam. If you marry me, I will make you my queen. If you …

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Whether vs. If

Whether and If We can generally use both whether and if to introduce indirect yes/no questions. I am not sure whether/if she will come. I asked whether/if she had any letters for me. I don’t know whether/if I can come or not. Cases where only whether is possible After prepositions only whether is possible. There was a big argument about whether we should move to a new house. (NOT There was …

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