In today’s post under our ‘Connect the Dots’ Series we have CTD #3: Let’s Learn the usage of some words ending with ” -ever” these are: Whatever, Whenever, Whoever, Wherever, Whichever.
However, I continue to emphasize that after reading this post, You should make 2-3 sentences of your own in whatever situations you feel they can come in handy for your dialogue with others. They can be used in many situations.
We have all seen ” To Whomsoever it May Concern’ written on top of our character certificates and some legally written documents that are addressed to no one in particular. What it means is: it does not matter who reads it.
By now, you know the usage of what, when, who, where and which as question framing words and also as linking words. Here is the meaning along with 2-2 examples of Whatever, whenever, wherever, whichever, whoever:
Whatever = anything or everything; regardless of what (thing)
- Whatever you do, don’t forget your wife’s birthday.
- Don’t get upset whatever your mother gives you an advice.
Whenever = every time; at any time; regardless of when (time)
- Whenever we organize a picnic it rains.
- Please don’t interrupt me whenever I start to speak.
Wherever = everywhere; no matter where; regardless of where (Location)
- Wherever you go you’ll always find someone who speaks good English.
- She’ll be happy wherever she decides to live.
Whichever = the person or thing which; no matter which; regardless of which (thing or person)
- Wear whichever clothes are the most comfortable.
- Take whichever tie you want.
Whoever = the person who; regardless of who (person)
- Whoever comes with you to the center is welcome.
- Whoever took the book from the library didn’t return it.
We understood that When we want to emphasize something does not matter we use ‘-ever’ at the end of certain words. Now take this quiz on BBC Learning English. Now, You make 2-3 sentences for each one of the above using examples as above or your own sentence structure. Bring them to me if you are doubtful; Speak-up if you are confident.
Remember, Your promise to yourself “I will learn good English, whatever it takes” !