Question: Is It Whether Or Not Or Rather Or Not?

Can a sentence start with whether?

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all wish everyone would like us.

He needs you right now, whether he knows it or not.

I really don’t know whether to finish him or not..

Is it whether or not formal?

“Whether or not…” can be entirely formal, as can “whether” and “if”.

What does whether or not Mean?

Regardless of whether, no matter if. For example, Whether or not it rains, we’re going to walk to the theater, or She plans to sing at the wedding, whether or no anyone asks her to. The negative element in these constructions may also follow the subject and verb, as in I have to attend, whether I want to or not. [

Where do we use 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 does whether mean?

(subordinating) used to introduce an indirect question or a clause after a verb expressing or implying doubt or choice in order to indicate two or more alternatives, the second or last of which is introduced by or or or whetherhe doesn’t know whether she’s in Britain or whether she’s gone to France.

Can you use whether twice in a sentence?

Usually whether is used only once, the second whether becomes redundant. I don’t know whether to go to the movies or whether to go to the opera. I don’t know whether to go to the movie or to the opera. (A good language conveys the meaning in the least number of words).

What kind of word is whether?

Unlike the word weather, the term whether is not a noun or verb, but rather is a conjunction.

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.

Is whether or not correct?

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!”

Can I say whether or not?

Grammar and Usage Post Here’s the trick: “Whether or not” should be used when one’s response is the same, regardless of the outcome. Conversely, “whether” should be used by itself to indicate only that the outcome itself is undetermined.

Which is correct sentence?

In order for a sentence to be grammatically correct, the subject and verb must both be singular or plural.

What is another word for will be?

“He had an innate will to push on in the face of adversity.” “It was Cersei’s will that Joffrey was crowned King despite his repugnant personality.” “Her near-death experience has left her with a will to always live life to the fullest.”…What is another word for will?determinationdrivefervorUSardorUS80 more rows

What is another word for whether or not?

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What is the difference between weather and whether?

Weather is primarily used as a noun. It is the state of the atmosphere in a particular place e.g., rain, sunshine, snow and so on. Whether is a conjunction. It is mostly used to introduce a clause and express a doubt or choice between alternatives.