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    which ever camp you place your opinions

    Some people may argue it's a bad thing that some of the oldest parts of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city are making way for new projects, other will agree that this is a natural phenomenon that the new will replace the old. This is an argument that will not be resolved over night and which ever camp you place your opinions in you can not hide from the fact that there is massive change taking place in this country.

    What does "which ever camp you place your opinions" mean in the above section?
    Thank you.

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    Re: which ever camp you place your opinions

    It should be "whichever."

    There are two sides to the issue. Two "camps." Whether you believe old things must be preserved or if you believe that progress is inevitable.

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    Re: which ever camp you place your opinions

    Thank you SoothingDave:
    I understand its meaning now. I have a another question, hope you can help.
    Why we use "camp" here? Can I replace "camp" by other things?

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    Re: which ever camp you place your opinions

    Think of the two camps of opposing armies. If I am "in your camp" I am on your side in a dispute.

    You could say "whichever side you are on" instead.

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    Re: which ever camp you place your opinions

    Part nof the problem was that anhnha missed the 'in': the phrase in question is whichever camp you place your opinions in .

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