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    #1

    whatever

    Which is correct:

    1-Whatever is the outcome of the trial, I'll stand by you.
    2-Whatever the outcome of the trial is, I'll stand by you.

    3-Whatever the outcome of the trial will be, I'll stand by you.
    4-Whatever will be the outcome of the trial, I'll stand by you.

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    #2
    2 is correct- I don't likethe others, but it sounds better without the verb in the first part to me.


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    #3
    Tdol - I disagree with you -

    Whatever the outcome of the trial, I will stand by you.

    personally - I will stand by you, whatever the outcome of the trial.

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    #4
    Thanks Tdol and Twostep,
    It seems to me that what you're saying Twostep is what Tdol meant.
    He told me it would be better if I took out the verb in the first part, ie. the part with "whatever" in it.

    Cheers.

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