[Grammar] Take whatever action is needed.

kadioguy

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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).


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Thanks!

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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Tarheel

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"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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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).
I'm pretty sure both analyses are incomplete.
 

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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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