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    #1

    what one

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-Take whatever one you want.
    2-Take what one you want.
    3-Take one, no matter what one.

    I think one commonly uses "whichever one" and "no matter which one", but if the choice is unlimited or very vast, can one use the above sentences?

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    Re: what one

    1-Take whatever one you want. Possible: 'Take whichever (one) you want' is more natural, in my opinion.
    2-Take what one you want. No. 'Take any one/whichever (one) you want.'
    3-Take one, no matter what one. No. 'no matter which.'

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    Re: what one

    If there's a wide selection of different things, such as food at a buffet, we say 'Take what/whatever you want'.

    If we're offering a single item from a wide choice - such as a plate of assorted cakes and pastries - we say 'Take whichever you want'.

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