Use of ever with question words for emphasis

September 5, 2012pdf

Read the following sentences.

  • You may do anything. I will support you.

These two sentences can be combined into one by using whatever.

  • Whatever you do I will support you.
  • Somebody may find the keys. He should hand them over to me.
  • Whoever finds the keys should hand them over to me.
  • It does not matter when you open the fridge. You will always find fresh fruits in it.
  • Whenever you open the fridge, you will find fresh fruits in it.

Exercise

Combine the following sentences using whatever, whichever, wherever etc. Answers are provided at the end of this page; however, students should try to do this exercise on their own.

1. I went to many places. I saw people celebrating.

2. He tried very hard. He could not lift the box.

3. I call her often. And then she talks about her problems.

4. It may cost anything. I will buy it.

5. You may do it any way. You will arrive at the same answer.

6. The boy went from place to place. The dog followed him.

Answers

1. Wherever I went I saw people celebrating.

2. However hard he tried, he could not lift the box.

3. Whenever I call her, she talks about her problems.

4. Whatever may be the cost, I will buy it.

5. However you may do it, you will arrive at the same answer.

6. Wherever the boy went the dog followed him.

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