“Brothers and sisters, the time has come for each and every one of you to decide whether you are gonna be the problem or you are gonna be the solution!” – MC5, Kick Out The Jams
WHETHER e IF esprimono entrambi una condizione ipotetica, ma il primo da possibilità di alternativa, il secondo no. E in base al tipo di ipotesi (reale, probabile, improbabile, non reale) si utilizzando tempi verbali differenti!
Per chiarirci le idee citiamo:
“If you can’t give me love honey that ain’t enough” (Suzi Quatro)
“Baby, if I die with you, it’ll be the answer to all my prayers” (The Gories)
“If we had a president, that did just what he said, the country would be just alright” (Grand Funk Railroad)
“If it had been as bad as some people say it is, it woudn’t have been noticed” (Iggy Pop)
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