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    what or whatever

    Hi teachers
    "No matter what color she/he is."
    "No matter whatever color she/he ia."

    Should I usa "what" or "whatever" ?

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    Re: what or whatever

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Hi teachers
    "No matter what color she/he is."
    "No matter whatever color she/he ia."

    Should I usa "what" or "whatever" ?
    You will come across both. I prefer "what" in that use.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 02-Nov-2013 at 10:11. Reason: typo

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    Re: what or whatever

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Hi teachers
    "No matter what color she/he is."
    "No matter whatever color she/he ia."

    Should I usa "what" or "whatever" ?
    I'd use "No matter what ..."
    You could use "Whatever colour she is ..." I've never heard of "No matter whatever ..." Maybe it's AmE.

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    Re: what or whatever

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'd use "No matter what ..."
    You could use "Whatever colour she is ..." I've never heard of "No matter whatever ..." Maybe it's AmE.
    It is not my preference, but it occurs.

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    #5

    Re: what or whatever

    It seems to be pretty uncommon. There are six COCA citations for 'no matter whatever'; there are 8,000 for 'no matter what'.

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