Wether, Weather, and Whether: What's the Difference?
Wether, Weather, and Whether: three words that are spelled differently but have the same pronunciation. Wether, Weather, and Whether are classified as homonyms. All three words have the same pronunciation but different meanings. It is easy to get confused in everyday communication. So, how can you tell the difference?
Wether means a castrated male sheep or goat. "Wether" is barely used, so you can almost forget about it, but it's still good to know what it means. Only when it comes to farmers and animal experts need to know and use this word.
Here are some examples of the word wether in a sentence:
The shepherd bought new wether to add to his flock.
All the other sheep in the flock will follow the lead wether.
I saw some strong wethers at the goat market.
Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. On Earth, most weather phenomena occur in the lowest layer of the planet's atmosphere, the troposphere, just below the stratosphere.
Weather is a word often used, and used every day. We talk about the weather every day.
Here are some examples of the verb weather in a sentence:
The tiny fishing boat managed to weather the storm without capsizing.
She had to weather a lot of adversity to get to where she is today.
It’s easier to weather hardships if you have good friends by your side.
There are many common phrases that incorporate the word weather, including:
Weather forecast (meaning a prediction for the state of the atmosphere)
Weather permitting (meaning if the state of the atmosphere is good enough to allow it)
Inclement weather (meaning a severe storm)
Under the weather (meaning ill or unwell)
Fair weather friend (meaning a friend who will leave you when times get hard)
Whether is often used to recount an event or to report someone's words. This conjunction is often used when you want to give two possibilities or two choices. It is very similar to If, so the confusion between whether and if is common (this we will not discuss).
This conjunction is often used when you want to give two possibilities or two choices.
I don't know whether she will go to the movies or go home to watch movies.
I can't tell whether he's crying or laughing.
I can't decide whether to buy shoes or clothes.
They talked about whether he should go out today.
Let me know whether I will be able to go with you.