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Autor:  Renato Maciel
E-mail:  renatormaciel@ig.como.br
Data:  26/NOV/2010 8:58 PM
Assunto:  Whoever
 
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Hello Folks!

I´m an ESL teacher in Lorena - SP.

While teaching some advanced students using the book American Inside Out from Macmillan, I faced the following situation:

One exercise asked students to find the wrong sentence and correct it.

At first glance all of them were correct. So I checked the teacher's guide.

To my surprise this was the wrong sentence.

"It doesn't matter whoever takes the letters to the post office, as long as it's today."

They correct substituting whoever by who.

Does anyone know why?

I searched for the use of combined indefinite pronouns but with no success at all.

Thanks for your help!


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 Whoever  –  Renato Maciel  26/NOV/2010, 8:58 PM
Whoever  –  Teacher  26/NOV/2010, 10:21 PM
Whoever  –  PPAULO  26/NOV/2010, 11:41 PM

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