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    whether/if

    There was a big argument about ........... she should resign.

    What would be the appropriate word in the blank space? (Whether or if)
    Please also explain why?
    Thanks

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    Re: whether/if

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    There was a big argument about ........... she should resign.

    What would be the appropriate word in the blank space? (Whether or if)
    Please also explain why?
    Thanks
    Which would you choose?

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    #3

    Re: whether/if

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    There was a big argument about ........... she should resign.

    What would be the appropriate word in the blank space? (Whether or if)
    Please also explain why?
    Thanks
    What do you think?

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    #4

    Re: whether/if

    Hint - it is often (thought not always, I'm sure) the case that if you can add "or not" to the end, you should use "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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    Re: whether/if

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    There was a big argument about ........... she should resign.

    What would be the appropriate word in the blank space? (Whether or if)
    Please also explain why?
    Thanks
    Another hint: it follows a preposition.

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    #6

    Re: whether/if

    I would use "wether".
    According to your hints, I guess it is correct.
    Thanks

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    #7

    Re: whether/if

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    I would use "wether".
    According to your hints, I guess it is correct.
    Thanks
    Bingo! Except it is "whether".

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