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    If/Whether

    Can I use "So that made me wonder if it's worth it" for
    "So that made me wonder whether it's worth it or not"?

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    Re: If/Whether

    Many times I was confused while using "If" and "Whether".

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    Re: If/Whether

    Quote Originally Posted by Avinashh View Post
    Can I use "So that made me wonder if it's worth it" for
    "So that made me wonder whether it's worth it or not"?
    Yes.

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    Re: If/Whether

    Quote Originally Posted by Avinashh View Post
    Many times I was confused while using "if" and "whether".
    You may like to know, Avinashh, that you can use the Edit Post feature to change or add to your text. You did not need to start a new post to add this sentence.

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    Re: If/Whether

    Briefly, if you can add a "then" [then] you should use "if."

    If you can add an "or not" or have a choice implied, [then] you can use "whether." In practice, many people use "if" in this this situation when traditionally the "proper" choice would have been "whether."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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