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GMAT Tip: 'If' and 'Whether'

GMAT Tip: 'If' and 'Whether'
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The GMAT Tip of the Week is a weekly column that includes advice on taking the Graduate Management Admission Test, which is required for admission to most business schools. Every week an instructor from a top test-prep company will share suggestions for improving your GMAT score. This week’s tip comes from Brent Hanneson, creator of GMAT Prep Now, a website offering on-demand videos that teach GMAT skills.

In everyday speech, people often use “if” and “whether” interchangeably. In fact, many consider the following sentences equivalent: