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    wherever, however, whenever + N clause

    Can we use a noun clause after wherever/ however/ wheneveer?

    Are the following sentences correct?
    1. Wherever you go doesn't matter.
    2. Whenever he will come doesn't make any difference.
    3. However beautiful she is makes no difference to him.

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    Smile Re: wherever, however, whenever + N clause

    Quote Originally Posted by sjc55 View Post
    Can we use a noun clause after wherever/ however/ wheneveer?

    Are the following sentences correct?
    1. Wherever you go doesn't matter. = It doesn't matter where you go.
    2. Whenever he will come doesn't make any difference. = It doesn't make any difference when he will come.
    3. However beautiful she is makes no difference to him. = It makes no difference to him how beautiful she is.

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    Re: wherever, however, whenever + N clause

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Are the following sentences correct?
    1. Wherever you go doesn't matter. = It doesn't matter where you go.
    2. Whenever he will come doesn't make any difference. = It doesn't make any difference when he will come.
    3. However beautiful she is makes no difference to him. = It makes no difference to him how beautiful she is.
    emgee, I don't know whether you're saying the original sentences are right or not.
    1. Your version is definitely better.
    2. It doesn't make any difference when he comes.
    3. Your version is definitely better.
    I think there is a problem with all the original sentences with the "ever", which you've rightly deleted in your own sentences.

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    Cool Re: wherever, however, whenever + N clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    emgee, I don't know whether you're saying the original sentences are right or not.
    They're perfectly alright.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I think there is a problem with all the original sentences with the "ever", which you've rightly deleted in your own sentences.
    That -ever makes the WH-words stronger.

    [Wher(ever) you go] doesn't matter.
    [When(ever) he will come] doesn't make any difference.
    [How(ever) beautiful she is] makes no difference to him.


    The part of the sentence I put in the square brackets is the subject of the sentence.


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