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    Hi.
    Could you please help me out?
    I saw these sentences in a multiple choice test. the words in italics are the correct answers. However, they look a little odd to me.

    " I'm going to buy it, however much it costs."

    Could we also say no matter instead of however? and what's the difference?

    Another sentence that puzzled me is the following:

    " The building that the stolen goods were found in belongs to Mr Brns."

    Again, could we say where instead of that? What's the difference in that case? Aren't we talking about a building therefore, should we use where?


    thanks in advance

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    1- If you used 'no matter', you say 'no matter what' or 'no matter how much'.
    2- Don't use 'where' with the preposition-delete 'in' and where works.

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    thank you tdol once again!

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    Always welcome, Gio.

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