She questioned whosoever turn it was?

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1) Can I say, I went for the interview somewhere.

2) There were about thirty candidates in the room.

3) The HR representative of the company came with the documents of all the candidates.

4) She asked everyone questions one by one.

5) She questioned whosoever turn it was?

I have divided my paragraph into fragments. Please check my sentences.
 

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I have no idea what that is supposed to mean.

I mean she had the documents of all the candidates. She had put those documents in order (like first person to be questioned was Aron second was Brandon and so on. One by one she was calling the name of the candidate whose turn it was the to answer the questions or whose documents were she had in her hands at that time.
 

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It would be strange if each candidate is interviewed in the presence of the rest though there was no mention of a separate room for the interviews to be conducted.
 

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1) Can I say, "I went for the interview somewhere"?
If you begin with "Can I say," you have to enclose the rest of the sentence in quotation marks and end it with a question mark outside the closing quotation mark.

I asked you to use quotation marks carefully. I didn't mean you should stop using them when they're needed.
 

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Is this person asking the candidates questions in front of all the other candidates, or is she simply calling them into the interview room?

There was no separate room.
 

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Is it something like:

She asked whose turn it was.
She asked who was next.
 

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Never use the word whosoever. It exists in the King James Bible and other early modern English writing, but not in modern English.
 

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Never use the word whosoever. It exists in the King James Bible and other early modern English writing, but not in modern English.

Can we say "she called the names of the candidates one by one and questioned whose turn it was"?
 

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Can we say "she called the names of the candidates one by one [STRIKE]and questioned whose turn it was[/STRIKE]"?

If she could call the names of the candidate one by one, then there is no question of whose turn it was since she has the list of names.
 

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Can we say "she called the names of the candidates one by one and questioned whose turn it was"?

Why would she do that?
 

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Why would she do that?

She doesn't recognise them by face. So, when she calls a name, she looks at the candidate to see who is it whose name I have just called.
 

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She would ask whose turn it was.
 

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She would ask whose turn it was.

Can we say the following?

1) "The person whose name she called had to answer the questions."

2) "The person whose name was called had to answer the questions."
 

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Can we say the following?

1) "The person whose name she called had to answer the questions."

2) "The person whose name was called had to answer the questions."
They are both possible. Most people would just say The person she called had to answer the questions.
 

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I have no idea what that is supposed to mean.

I think it means she questioned everyone, regardless of whether it was their turn or not. Victorian, but not yet unintelligible.
 

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5) She questioned whosoever turn it was?

I don't believe the word "whosever" has been mentioned yet. You could say:

5a) Whosever turn it was, she asked that person questions.

"Whosever" is a rare word. It's more common to hear "whoever's," the informal variant of "whosever." Please note that "whosever" is not the same word as "whosoever." The King James variant of "whosever" is "whose soever": "Whose soeuer sinnes yee remit, they are remitted vnto them" (John 20:23).
 
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Tufguy struggles enough with modern English, Phaedrus; let's not scramble his brains with ancient stuff. :-?
 
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Though rare, "whosever" is modern, and I'm recommending it.

5a) Whosever turn it was, she asked that person questions.

"Whosever" is not "whosoever," which others were discussing.
 
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I think you would come across whoever's more often.
 
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