What Is Their Main Difference?
Parts of Speech
'Whether' and 'if' are used to introduce conditions. They express the happening of an event that relies on something else to happen.
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'Whether' is more formal than 'if' in spoken English. While they are equally formal in written English.
'Whether' is less common than 'if' in both written and spoken English.
As mentioned earlier, 'whether' and 'if' are interchangeable. However, it is advised to use 'if' when the sentence is conditional and use 'whether' to express alternatives.
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