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    • Join Date: Aug 2007
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    Question The Use of Whether

    I would be glad if you could help me with the following paragraph:

    No data are available in South America to determine whether clinical cases of iron overload might be associated to new mutations in the HFE gene, to H63D and C282Y mutations, or associated to mutations in any other gene.

    Is the "might be" right? Or should I use "are"?


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    Re: The Use of Whether

    Quote Originally Posted by cvelezp View Post
    I would be glad if you could help me with the following paragraph:

    No data is available in South America to determine whether clinical cases of iron overload might be associated with new mutations in the HFE gene, with H63D and C282Y mutations, or with mutations in any other gene.

    Is the "might be" right? Or should I use "are"?

    Welcome to the forums!


    "might be" is more tentative than "are". Which is correct depends somewhat on the full context of your sentence.


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