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See NMET on "-ever" usage with a few multiple-choice:
? If we work with a strong will, we can overcome anydifficulty ,______
great it is.
A.what B.how C.however D.whatever
Answer: C. "however", adv. meaning "Anyway", "No matter what."
? It is generally considered unwise to give a child_____he or she wants.
A.however B.whatever C.whichever D.whenever
Answer: B. "whatever", pron. "whatever", "anything" was intended.
? _______, Mother will wait for him to have dinnertogether. ('97NMET)
A. However late is he B. However he is late C. However is he late D.
However late he is
Answer: D. "however", adv. said that "In any case", "No matter what."
According to the above appears on the "-ever" the word-form, we learned
that these words fall into two broad categories.
The first category: "however, whenever, wherever", as conjunctions, or
The second category: "whatever, whichever, whoever", as pronoun or
Here to speak specifically to their respective usage.
(1) "however" as conjunction or adverb
1. As conjunctions, "No matter what method."
For example: He can go however he likes.
2. As adverb, "In any case," "Anyway"
? However cold it is, he always goe ming.
? I'll come however busy I am
3. As adverb, "how do people" (surprised).
For example: However did you find it?
4. As adverb, "but," "remain," "but"
For example: He hasn't arrived.He may however later.
(Ii) "whenever" as conjunction or adverb
1. As conjunctions, "at any time." Example
? Whenever we see him we speak to him.
? Come whenever you like.
2. As conjunctions, "whenever", "every" "time"
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3. As adverb, "any time", "any time"
? He might turn up on Monday, or Friday, or whenever, andexpect to be given a meal.
? Whether they arrive tonight, tomorrow, or whenever, they'll bewelcome.
4. As adverb, "when in the end."
For example: Whenever will he learn?
(C) "wherever" as conjunction or adverb
1. As conjunctions, "in any place", to "go anywhere", "under any circumstances."
For example: Sit wherever you like
2. As adverb, "in any place."
For example: He comes from Boula, wherever that may be, from a place
called Boula, and I have no idea where it is.
3. As adverb, "where in the end."
For example: Wherever did she get that hat.
(D) "whatever" as pronoun or adjective.
1. "Whatever" as pronouns, / no matter what / "whatever", "anyway."
? Keep calm, whatever happens
? Whatever (No matter what) you may say, I will go.
2. "Whatever" as pronouns, / anything or everything that / "to any of the
things", "Each ... ... things."
? Do whatever you like.
? Whatever I have is at your service.
3. For pronoun "or whatever" "or any thing," "and so on"
For example: He'd have difficulty in learning any language - Greek, Chinese, or whatever.
4. As pronouns, "in the end (what) What."
For example, Whatever can he mean by that?
5. To make the adjective "any" and "whatever" and "of any kind, extent
and so on."
For example, Take whatever measures you consider best.
6. As an adjective, in the negative sentence, placed after the nouns,
emphasizing the negative tone of
For example, ? There can be no doubt whatever about it.
? I have no intention whatever of resigning.
(E) "Whichever" as pronoun or adjective
1. "Whichever" as pronouns, / anything or everything "no matter what",
"no matter what."
? Whichever (Anything that) you want is yours.
? Take two of the four elective subjects, whichever you prefer.
2. As pronouns, "... ... of that one."
? Take whichever you like best.
? Whichever of you comes in first will receive a prize.
3. As pronouns, "to find out which (what)."
For example, Whichever do you mean?
4. As an adjective, "No matter what", "No matter what."
For example: He may choose whichever desk he wishes.
(6) "whoever" as pronouns:
"whoever" as pronouns, / any person who / the person who / "any person", "Whoever," "... ... the people."
? Whoever (Anyone who) said it, it's not so.
? Whoever says that is wrong.
2. As pronouns, "in the end (what) is who."
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