- What does the word whether mean?
- Is whether a formal word?
- How do you use the word whether?
- What’s the difference between weather and whether?
- Is it whether or not formal?
- What’s another word for where?
- What is another word for whether?
- What can I say instead of EVEN IF?
- Is if a Complementizer?
- Can I use whether without or not?
What does the word whether mean?
if it is or was true: if it is or was true that.
: if it is or was better.
—used to indicate choices or possibilities.
See the full definition for whether in the English Language Learners Dictionary..
Is whether a formal word?
If is not commonly used in formal contexts when introducing an alternative clause. … Whether (or not) introducing an alternative clause is used both formally and informally.
How do you use the word whether?
The formal rule is to use if when you have a conditional sentence and whether when you are showing that two alternatives are possible. Some examples will make this more clear. Here’s an example where the two words could be interchangeable: Squiggly didn’t know whether Aardvark would arrive on Friday.
What’s the difference between weather and whether?
Weather refers to the state of the atmosphere (e.g., temperature, wind, clouds, rain). Whether. Whether is a conjunction with a similar meaning to “if” (e.g., I wonder whether it will rain.)
Is it whether or not formal?
Whether and if are interchangeable when used to report a yes/no question. In formal writing we always use whether in cases like (3) and (4). In some cases, however, whether and if are not equivalent. Use whether to present two alternatives.
What’s another word for where?
In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for where, like: in which, anywhere, at which place?, at which point, in what place?, whither, in what direction?, toward what?, wherever, in whatever place and to-what-end.
What is another word for whether?
In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for whether, like: either, if, even-if, in-case, if it follows that, doubt, therefore, because, so-long-as, as-long-as and where.
What can I say instead of EVEN IF?
other words for even ifwhen.albeit.although.but.despite.granted.if.notwithstanding.
Is if a Complementizer?
The complementizer that in (1) functions to link the embedded sentence to the main clause, but can often be left out in English. Other examples of complementizers are if, whether, because, unless, and since.
Can I use whether without or not?
A: In the phrase “whether or not,” the “or not” is often optional. When the choice is up to you, you can generally use either “whether” or “if.” But you definitely need “or not” when you mean “regardless of whether,” as in, “I’m out of here whether you like it or not!”