Hello dear teachers!
Whatever money his father gave, he finished it within a week.
I think in the sentence above there are two mistakes:
1. whatever should be replaced with howevermuch
2. In the sentnece above ''give'' is a transitive verb and cannot be used without an object.
Am I right?
Thanks very much indeed.
Really? Whatever and However much can be used interchangeably?
Could somebody confirm that?
Thanks a million.
In addition the word whatever is used with a lot of different meanings (I think that that puzlles you) such as
Whatever made you ask the confirmation!? (To emphasise my surprise)
Believe me whatever you think about this matter this time. (It is not important what you think about this)
Actually, do whatever you want to.
But agree with me. will you? Whatever! (Whatever here means, No way I agree with you! Whatsoever!)
This is how I got it from my dictionary. I might haven't understood. Anyway your question forced me to recall the usage of the word whatever. Thank you!