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The chairman had to admit that he had nothing further to add..........at the annual meeting in Brussels.
Why is the answer whatsoever ?
(a) The chairman had to admit that he had nothing whatever further to add.
(b) The chairman had to admit that he had nothing further to add whatsoever.
Whatever=whatsoever (anything at all), but whatsoever is stronger; it is used at the end of a sentence, or at any rate after the verb, and usually carries the stress.
Last edited by abaka; 19-Jan-2009 at 21:20.