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whether

US [ˈhweðər]
UK [ˈweðə(r)]
  • conj.(表示迟疑或两个可能性之间的选择)是否
  • n.可能的选择
  • pron.〈古〉(在…之中)哪一个
  • Web不管;无论;会不会
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conj.
1.
(表示迟疑或两个可能性之间的选择)是否used to express a doubt or choice between two possibilities
He seemed undecided whether to go or stay.
他似乎还没有决定去留。
It remains to be seen whether or not this idea can be put into practice.
这一想法能否付诸实践还有待于观察。
I asked him whether he had done it all himself or whether someone had helped him.
我问过他这都是他自己做的还是有人帮他做的。
I'll see whether she's at home(= or not at home) .
我来看看她在不在家。
It's doubtful whether there'll be any seats left.
看来未必还有座位。
2.
(表示两种情况都真实)是…(还是),或者…(或者),不管…(还是)used to show that sth is true in either of two cases
You are entitled to a free gift whether you accept our offer of insurance or not.
无论你接不接受我们的保险提议,你都可以免费得到一份礼物。
I'm going whether you like it or not .
不管你愿意不愿意,我都要走了。
Whether or not we're successful, we can be sure that we did our best.
不管成功与否,我们确已尽了最大努力。

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