Alex Jaspers
Difference between "if" and "whether" Could anybody say me which one is correct and what is difference between them? "She asked me if I love her" "She asked me whether I love her" Thank you very much.
May 11, 2011 9:37 PM
Answers · 4
The difference between 'if' and 'whether' is that 'if' introduces one condition and 'whether' introduces alternative possibilities usually with 'or not' implied or expressed. 'She asked me if I loved her' 'She asked me whether I loved (or not)' 'If' we save carefully for the next year, we can afford to spend next summer travelling around Europe. 'Whether' we manage to save enough money or not, we're going to spend next summer travelling around Europe
May 12, 2011
In colloquial English (and most written) they are interchangeable. Either is acceptable, with "if" being more modern and informal. "Whether" is not too formal though.
May 11, 2011
They both mean the same.
May 12, 2011
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