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    Take whatever action is needed.

    Take whatever action is needed.
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    Which one is correct?

    1. Take (verb)whatever action is needed (object).

    2. Take whatever action(subject) is needed(verb).


    Would you be so kind as to help me?
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    PS I also posted the same question on this, but all of your answers are unique to me. Hope we can discuss with each other. Thank you.
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    Re: Take whatever action is needed.

    "Take whatever action is needed" is a complete sentence. Also, I am not sure what would follow that. Do you have any context?

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    Re: Take whatever action is needed.

    It is a example sentence in the OALD online.

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...r_1?q=whatever

    whatever
    determiner,pronoun

    any or every; anything or everything

    Take whatever action is needed.
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    Re: Take whatever action is needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    Take whatever action is needed.
    ----
    Which one is correct?

    1. Take (verb)whatever action is needed (object).

    2. Take whatever action(subject) is needed(verb).
    I'm pretty sure both analyses are incomplete.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Take whatever action is needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I'm pretty sure both analyses are incomplete.
    Would you please tell me your analyses?
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    Re: Take whatever action is needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    1. Take (verb)whatever action is needed (object).
    I think the blue part is a noun clause, where 'whatever action' and 'is needed' are the subject and the finite verb respectively.
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