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The company was unable to say whether or not the rollout would be optical fibre technology. Computing (2010)Then you will have a good idea of whether a man is genuine. The Sun (2016)Researchers said it be used to determine whether those with advanced cancer should still be given drug treatment. The Sun (2016)It refused to say whether any of the migrants had claimed asylum or been asked to leave the country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He says it depends whether there's a wedding in the team hotel. The Sun (2016)He has asked whether the use of Triamcinolone was correct so near to big races given the performance benefits. The Sun (2016)So I asked him whether he used gel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If letting a room in your house, you will need to make it clear whether guests can use other spaces such as the kitchen. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That high excitement at the beginning of a relationship usually settles down, then you will have a better idea of whether you are right for each other. The Sun (2016)They will have no idea whether it is day or night. Times, Sunday Times (2006)See whether you can introduce any new ideas or improvements. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)They can say whether they think you have a problem and refer you to a specialist. The Sun (2012)It did not check whether he actually used them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The coastguard had no idea whether or not there was anyone in the van. The Sun (2007)Hospital bosses claim it is impossible to say whether the cancellations are to blame. The Sun (2015)It depends on the context and whether you can use a euphemism. Times, Sunday Times (2014)How would you feel if you had no idea whether they were safe? The Sun (2013)He added that it was too early to say whether the men would make a full recovery. Times, Sunday Times (2006)How can it decide whether ideas are original or not? Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the jury is still out on whether this idea has any foundation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not clear whether the direct appeal will change the landscape only a fortnight before the vote. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The study said it was too early to measure whether the use of tablets had had an impact on results. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is mounting concern within the party that it will lose the flagship poll on whether to introduce the alternative vote system. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Whether she reports direct to you or not doesn't matter. The Sun (2015)These show red, green or yellow to direct train drivers whether to stop or go. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That includes any match that they have any influence, whether direct or indirect. The Sun (2013)He said we would use the experience whether we won at Wembley or not. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The issue for organizations is not whether to direct and control employees, but how and to what extent. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)Last week he refused to say whether he supports or condemns the action, instead urging both sides to broker a compromise. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The government is asking UK banks whether they can introduce a similar system. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The country is holding a referendum on March 3 to decide whether to introduce a veto for shareholders over executive pay packages. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The speed of a moving object depends on (is relative to ) whether it is measured in the same frame of reference or across two frames. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)
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British English: whether /ˈwɛðə/ CONJUNCTION
You use whether when you are talking about a choice between two or more things.
They now have two weeks to decide whether or not to buy the house.
- American English: whether
- Arabic: سَوَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: se
- Chinese: 是否
- Croatian: hoće li
- Czech: jestli
- Danish: om
- Dutch: of
- European Spanish: si
- Finnish: joko
- French: si
- German: ob
- Greek: κατά πόσον
- Italian: se
- Japanese: ･･･かどうか
- Korean: ...인지 어떤지
- Norwegian: hvorvidt
- Polish: czy
- European Portuguese: se
- Romanian: dacă
- Russian: ли
- Latin American Spanish: si
- Swedish: om
- Thai: ไม่ว่าจะ....หรือไม่
- Turkish: eğer
- Ukrainian: чи
- Vietnamese: được hay không
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