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    Default Re: which sentence is correct?

    No problem.

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    Ronbee, thank you for giving me so many examples, I totally understand now, and thank you Lib and Tdol.

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    You're quite welcome. (That phrase ("no matter who") is not one I use everyday, so I had to look it up.)

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    'No matter who' is common enough in BE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'No matter who' is common enough in BE.
    It's common enough in AE too. A Google search for that phrase yielded 235,000 hits.

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    Default Re: which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny Lau
    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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    Re your first question,
    1. Meaning of both can be the same, or slightly different, depending on spoken emphasis.
    2. Sentence 1 is: It's + adverb (there) + adverb (where you put it).
    3. Sentence 2 is: It's + adverb (where you put it).
    4. Students are usually taught that "an adverb modifies a VERB". The adverb does more than this: It tells more about a VERB, or an ADJECTIVE, or another ADVERB (e.g. the adverb phrase "where you put it" tells more about "there", as in Sentence 1).

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    [/quote]Could it be that 'anyone who' and 'whoever' mean: the person / people who?
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    For example,
    1. "Anyone who asks me....": "Who" is used as a relative pronoun that refers to and DEFINES/RESTRICTS the meaning of "anyone".
    2. "Whoever asks me....". "Whoever" is an indefinite pronoun used in the nominative case.
    3. Difference is: "Anyone" begs for a defining clause to follow it (you don't say "Anyone asks me...."); "Whoever" is indefinite but gets defined by what follows within the same clause.
    4. When "anyone" is defined by the relative pronoun "who" introducing a restrictive clause, it means exactly the same thing as "Whoever" being defined by "asks me" within the clause comprising them.
    (a) Anyone + (clause headed by "who").
    (b) "Whoever" heads the clause "Whoever asks me...".

    To make the above clearer, "Anyone who" = "Whoever"

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