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    "Anyone" and "Whoever"

    Which word is the most appropriate for this sentence?
    That old man is not mad at all; he is just as same as ___________(anyone/whoever) else.
    Can you tell me how to use these words? Thanks a lot.

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    Re: "Anyone" and "Whoever"

    What do you think? (Hint: another way of saying the second clause is 'There is no question that he is as sane as any person.)

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    Re: "Anyone" and "Whoever"

    I'd choose "anyone". Is it right?
    When we ask a customer, we often say:"Anything else?". So I think the sentence I asked is the same.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

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    Re: "Anyone" and "Whoever"

    Quote Originally Posted by ngoc_lan View Post
    Which word is the most appropriate for this sentence?
    That old man is not mad at all; he is just as same as ___________(anyone/whoever) else.
    Can you tell me how to use these words? Thanks a lot.
    'Anyone' is needed here.

    'Whoever', combining the meanings of 'anyone' and 'who(m)' (technically a nominal relative concessive pronoun), would be possible only with complementation by a clause.

    Conversationally, for instance, one might have

    Tell whoever else calls that I'm out.

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