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    1 It's there where you put it.
    2 It's where you put it .
    Which sentence is correct? And why?
    Another question:
    What's the difference beteen "Anyone who" and "whoever"?

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    Default Re: which sentence is correct?

    1 It's there where you put it.
    2 It's where you put it .
    Which sentence is correct? And why?
    Both are correct. The difference is that the first sentence seems to be talking about a specific place.

    Another question:
    What's the difference between "Anyone who" and "whoever"?
    "Anyone who wants to come may come."
    "Whoever wants to come may come."

    I don't see any difference between the two. (Perhaps someone else will offer an additional comment or two.)

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    I agree with Ronbee, in both cases.
    If you say, 'it's there where you put it', you are probably pointing at 'it'. If you say, 'it's where you put it', maybe 'it' is not in the same room, so you can't point at it.

    I don't see any difference between the second pair of sentences either. Maybe 'anyone' without 'who' can have more uses than 'whoever':
    A: I don't understand this exercise.
    B: It's very easy! Anyone could do it.
    In this case you can't use 'whoever'.
    Could it be that 'anyone who' and 'whoever' mean: the person / people who?
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    Thank you, Ronbee and Lib. I am quite clear about these two questions now. And I think there are no differences between "anyone who" and "whoever". Thanks again :)

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    I think 'It's there where you put it' could be used to tell someone that something has not been moved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I think 'It's there where you put it' could be used to tell someone that something has been moved.
    It could also be used to tell them that it hasn't been moved.

    :wink:

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    I find a problem concerning this problem:
    ____ knows the thuth will tell you about it.
    A no matter who B whoever
    The answer is B, but I don't know why A is not right? And is the answer right?

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    "Whoever knows the truth will tell you about it."

    The word whoever in that sentence means the person that. The word "whoever" is a pronoun that does not refer to a specific person.

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    In my opinion, "no matter who" cannot operate as a pronoun. Also, while it is an expression that is often used, it is always part of a longer expression. The expressions in which it appears are, I think, generally adverbial phrases. It cannot replace whoever..

    But the fact is, bullies are bad no matter who they are!
    http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/talk...ck_210990.html

    No matter who steers, the wheels of justice turn
    http://www.sptimes.com/2003/05/14/Co..._steers_.shtml

    No matter who loses, his supporters will feel robbed. And no matter who is chosen, those who feel robbed will be right.
    http://www.lollie.com/gallery/whowins.html

    No Matter Who Wins an Election, You Still Lose
    http://www.geocities.com/decriminali...om/voting.html

    No Matter Who Sits In A Director's Chair It Needs To Be A Class Act
    http://securities.stanford.edu/news-...10_Gettler.htm

    It's my house, no matter who owns it
    http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0409/p15s01-lign.htm

    Justice Will Lose No Matter Who Wins
    http://www.griffnews.com/droleskey/001113.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I think 'It's there where you put it' could be used to tell someone that something has been moved.
    It could also be used to tell them that it hasn't been moved.

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    I'm sorry- I missed the negative. I meant the opposite of what I posted. I have edited it. Thanks for pointing it out to me. ;-((((((

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