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Should I use If or Whether?

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asked on 20 Jan 2011
Joseph Sheppard Joseph Sheppard
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It's good practice to distinguish between these words. Use if for a conditional idea, whether for an alternative or possibility. Thus, Let me know if you'll be coming means that I want to hear from you only if you're coming. But Let me know whether you'll be coming means that I want to hear from you about your plans one way or the other.

answered on 21 Jan 2011
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