Danyel
Hе askеd mе іf І smokеd... Hе askеd mе іf І smokеd. & Hе askеd mе whеthеr І smokеd. What is the difference?
Nov 29, 2016 2:17 PM
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We use whether when there is more than one possible answer to the question. We use if with conditional sentences. "If I smoke, I might get lung cancer." "I was diagnosed with lung cancer and the first thing the doctor asked me was whether or not I had ever been a smoker." You can use either formulation for a yes/no question.
November 29, 2016
Hello Danyel, When you are reporting speech you can use 'if' or 'whether' to show that it was a question requiring a yes or no answer. Both sentences are correct it is a matter of personal choice which you choose. Hope this helps Bob
November 29, 2016
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