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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  26/NOV/2010 11:41 PM
Assunto:  Whoever
 
Mensagem: 

    I understand that it has to do with "whoever" being used to internal clauses, http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/whoever.

    Altough, I am not in the advanced degree, it is the only viable explanation to make sense.

 


    Other approach, to the ones in the lowest rungs of the English stair the approach would be:     http://www.perfectyourenglish.com/grammar/whoever-whatever.htm
whoever, have similar meanings toit doesn’t matter who..." it may be.

 


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

So as the sentence beggins with "it doesn´t matter...  wouldn´t go hand-in-hand with something that means the very same thing.  As we say in Portuguese, a redundancy, kind of.

 

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To the ones that simply are used to read, would by 'instinct' say that seemed awkward, albeit not having a rule for it.

 

 

PP.

 

 


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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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