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Whether vs If #1 (permalink) Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:05 pm   Whether vs If
 

please what's the ideal circumstance to use "if" and "whether"?
For instance, if i want to say:

"I'd like to know sir if you would be coming later today."

or

"I'd like to know sir whether you would be coming later today."

???

Thank You.
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Whether vs If #2 (permalink) Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:13 pm   Whether vs If
 

Hi Armstrong
There was a question in the forum about if and whether just a few hours ago:
http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic24181.html#80985

In your sentence, you can use either if or whether.
However, it would be better to say "will be coming" (not "would be coming").
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