Writing & Editing Whether to use ‘whether’ or ‘if’ The author breaks down when to use these commonly misused words. By Mark NicholNov. 17, 2011 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.