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  • This is everyday grammar.

  • I'm Alice Bryant. The words if and whether are conjunctions that connect two or more sentences or clauses.

  • In part one of this program, I talked about when to use the word.

  • Whether on today's program I will talk about when if must be used and when the two words are interchangeable, we use, if in conditional sentences, we cannot use whether a conditional sentence is one that presents a condition and a result.

  • In other words, when a happens be happens, here's an example.

  • If I won the lottery, I would buy a house in this sentence.

  • If I won, the lottery is the condition, and I would buy a house is the result next?

  • Let's talk about two situations in which "if" and "whether" are interchangeable. When reporting yes or no questions, we can use "if" or "whether". Listen to two statements to see what I mean.

  • He asked if I listen to music every night.

  • He asked whether I listen to music every night.

  • We can also use if or whether, when asking indirect yes or no questions, listen to the examples.

  • Can you tell me if the train is coming soon?

  • Can you tell me whether the train is coming soon as discussed in Part one.

  • There are some exceptions.

  • You can learn more about them in that program, and that's everyday grammar.

This is everyday grammar.

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Everyday Grammar: If and Whether, Part 2

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/27
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