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    • Join Date: Sep 2008
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    #1

    Either and whether

    Hi,

    I am not so sure when I should use either and whether.

    Example:

    I am not sure either I should go or not.
    I am not sure whether I should go or not.

    Which statement at the above is correct?

    Please help.

    Thanks.


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #2

    Re: Either and whether

    Quote Originally Posted by adawiyah View Post
    Hi,

    I am not so sure when I should use either and whether.

    Example:

    I am not sure either I should go or not.
    I am not sure whether I should go or not.

    Which statement at the above is correct?

    Please help.

    Thanks.
    Sentence number two is correct. In this context whether marks doubt/uncertainty; it could be replaced with if and retain the same meaning.

    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Either and whether

    You might like to think of it this way:

    Either I should go out or I should stay in. -> I am not sure which. -> I am not sure whether I should stay in.

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