‘Whatever’, ‘However’, ‘Whoever’, ‘Whenever’, ‘Wherever’


Pronoun determiners using interrogative roots (‘whatever’, ‘however’, ‘whoever’, ‘whenever’, ‘wherever’) can be used to dismiss alternative options or state that different options have the same outcome.

“I will always love you whatever you do.”

Whatever you decide to do tomorrow, you know you have to study English, too.”

However you study is unimportant as long as you practise old skills or learn new ones.”

‘However’ can also be used as ‘but’, so be careful!

“He disagrees with whoever talks to him. He’s so stubborn!”

Whenever I go to work my wife always kisses me goodbye.”

Wherever you choose to live, you have to consider your neighbours unless you can afford to live somewhere with a lot of land.”