come what may - no matter what

altiwife

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Can I say these in English?
1. Come hell or high water, we have to get this done today.
2. No matter what, we have to get this done today.
3. Come what may, we have to get this done today.
4. No matter what happens, we have to get this done today.
5. No matter what will happen, we have to get this done today.

Thanks.
 

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Yes, you can.
 

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What if I would change the word order? Would these sentences also be correct?

1. We have to get this done today, come hell or high water.
2. We have to get this done today, no matter what.
3. We have to get this done today, come what may.
4. We have to get this done today, no matter what happens.
5. We have to get this done today, no matter what will happen.
 

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What if I [STRIKE]would[/STRIKE] changed the word order? Would these sentences also be correct?

1. We have to get this done today, come hell or high water.
2. We have to get this done today, no matter what.
3. We have to get this done today, come what may.
4. We have to get this done today, no matter what happens.
5. We have to get this done today, no matter what will happen.
Yes, they're okay.
 

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I wouldn't use #5 in either of the groups. I don't like 'No matter what will happen...'
 

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I wouldn't use #5 in either of the groups. I don't like 'No matter what will happen...'
Yes, I must say that I also don't like the certainty of "will" which goes against the uncertainty of "no matter what."
 

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In my opinion, number 5 is unnatural. All the rest are fine.
 
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