INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR

whether or not
whether
if
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WHETHER OR NOT

Look at the placement of whether or not in the sentences below.

I don't know whether or not I am ready for this test.
I don't know whether I am ready for this test or not.

I'm not sure whether or not I turned off the stove.
I'm not sure whether I turned off the stove or not.

We can keep the words together or we can separate them. There is no difference in meaning.


Change these sentences around so that whether is separated from or not.

1. You can come to the soccer game whether or not you have enough money.

2. The result will be the same whether or not you give the officials extra money.

3. He's coming whether or not you want him to.

4. She gets up at 5am whether or not it is dark.

5. I don't know whether or not to get a new laptop.

6. I'll call whether or not you want me to.