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Marrion



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:39 am    Post subject: Whatever or Whenever Reply with quote

Q: Choose the correct word both grammtically and contextually in the blank.

_______ you buy, you get only the best prodcuts.

(1) Whatever (2) Whenever

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I guess... (1) is more correct..... otherwise (1) and (2) is correct contextually.....

I want to know the answer and the reason..
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IanT



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both are grammatically ok, but "whenever" makes an unusual sentence, for which there is no support.

Because it is talking about products, "whatever", suggesting "whatever product" seems much more appropriate.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Thank you very much..^^ Reply with quote

Your answer is very helpful to me. Razz

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: Whatever or Whenever Reply with quote

Marrion wrote:
Q: Choose the correct word both grammtically and contextually in the blank.

_______ you buy, you get only the best prodcuts.

(1) Whatever (2) Whenever

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I guess... (1) is more correct..... otherwise (1) and (2) is correct contextually.....


"buy" needs a direct object; however, "shop" does not. Therefore, you could say "Whenever you shop, you get only the best products." You could also say, "Whenever you buy something, you get only the best products."
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Whatever or Whenever Reply with quote

Marrion wrote:
Q: Choose the correct word both grammtically and contextually in the blank.

_______ you buy, you get only the best prodcuts.

(1) Whatever (2) Whenever

---------------------------------------------------------------------
I guess... (1) is more correct..... otherwise (1) and (2) is correct contextually.....

I want to know the answer and the reason..

I agree with IanT
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