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    Default Whichever occurs later

    Hello,

    could you please tell me, whether the phrase "whichever occurs later" means:
    a) that one which occurs later; or
    b) regardless of which occurs later; or
    c) both

    Thank you very much in advance

    Hanka

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    (a) would be my choice. Here's an example dialogue:

    Max: Let's go see a movie. There are three new flicks playing at the Grand Cinema.
    Pat: OK, but I have to work late, so let's go to the late one.
    Max: One starts at 8:00, another at 8:15, and the other one starts at 8:30.
    Pat: Whichever one starts the lateness is fine with me.
    Max: That's the 8:30 movie.
    Pat: Sounds good. I'll meet you at the Grand.

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    Pat: Whichever one starts the lateness is fine with me.
    You meant "Pat: Whichever one starts the latest is fine with me.", of course!

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    Default Re: Whichever occurs later

    b) regardless of which occurs later
    If you use "Whichever occurs later" as a noun clause, the above meaning will be appropriate. e.g.
    "Whichever occurs later will make no difference to you since you wouldn't even be there to witness it."

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