Weather or Whether??

English Vocabulary 10 May 2010 | 2 Comments

This is one mistake that I sometimes see on twitter and I thought it would point it out.

Weather – This refers to how it is outside. Is it raining, snowing, sleeting?

The weather is beautiful outside. The sun is shining and it’s not too hot.

Whether – This word is used to introduce an alternative possibility.

Whether you like it or not, I’m going to buy you a birthday present.

2 Responses on “Weather or Whether??”

  1. oxwinter says:

    I know I’ve been making lots of mistakes in English on twitter.
    and at the same time,
    I sometimes see the English mistakes made by native English speakers.
    Those mistrakes by native speakers somehow make me relieved. haha

  2. Yvonne says:

    Oh yes! Native English speakers make this mistakes and others all of the time. Typos, not thinking, or they really don’t know the difference. Oxy – your English is really great!

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