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    #1

    whether...

    A scientist called Charles Honorton invented an experiement which test whether telepathy really works.

    what does "whether "mean here ?

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    #2

    Re: whether...

    I think it means "if".

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    #3

    Re: whether...

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    A scientist called Charles Honorton invented an experiement which test whether telepathy really works.
    what does "whether "mean here ?

    Hi Volcano

    "Whether" is a subordinating conjunction that means "if"

    "Whether....or " is a correlative conjunction:

    e.g. She is trying to decide whether to go to a medical school or to go to a law school.

    "Whether.....or" links the two infinitive phrases above : "to go to a medical school" and "to go to law school".
    Another example :
    I did not know whether to do it [or not].
    or ,using "if"
    I did not know if I should do it [or not]



    Regards,
    Last edited by Teia; 10-Aug-2006 at 13:37.

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    #4

    Re: whether...

    but there is not any "or" in my sentence.

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    #5

    Re: whether...

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    but there is not any "or" in my sentence.

    Hi Volcano

    Whether means "if" in your sentence .

    "A scientist called Charles Honorton invented an experiement which test whether telepathy really works".= A scientist called C.H. invented an experiment which verifies if telepathy really works.

    I`ve just added another usage of" whether" which can help you in some other circumstances.


    See you


    Teia
    Last edited by Teia; 10-Aug-2006 at 22:17.

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    #6

    Re: whether...

    ok thx

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    #7

    Re: whether...

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    ok thx
    Hi

    You are always welcome.

    There is a mistake in your sentence [ "test" should be "tests"]. This can possibly explain why you did not understand it from the first time.


    Regards

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    #8

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    its ok mate thank you

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