It makes no difference

Untaught88

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Hi,

Is "It makes no difference to you wherever he is" correct?
 

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No. Use "where" instead of "wherever". If you want to use "wherever", you'd have to say something like "Wherever he is, it will make no difference to you".
 

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Thanks. Is the use of "whatever" correct in the following sentence? Or, I have to use it as you told me.

We will defend our motherland whatever the cost.
 

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Thanks. Is the use of "whatever" correct in the following sentence? Or (no comma) do I have to use it as you told me?

We will defend our motherland whatever the cost.

That's fine.
 

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Can you please explain why "wherever" is not used in that structure?
 

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In that structure (the one you used for "whatever"), "wherever" would be fine.

We will defend our motherland, wherever that is.

That's not the same structure as the one you used in post #1 where you started with "It makes no difference ...".
 
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