As you know, after whatever and whichever we can use a noun e.g, "Whichever one you choose, I'll be OK with it."

I read somewhere when we use a noun as a subject we can put when-/where-/how- ever before them, though I can't think of an example.

  • "Whenever I speak to him I am amazed by his intellect." "However she dresses she looks stunning". "Wherever I go there is nowhere like home". However the noun is not itself the subject, but part of a modifying clause. – WS2 Jan 1 '18 at 9:03
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    You give an example of the determiner usage. Another is 'Buy whatever tools you are going to need'. Whenever, however and wherever are not used as determiners. The examples @WS2 gives above are quite different. – Edwin Ashworth Jan 1 '18 at 9:24
  • Note the different ways the words are used as shown by the comments above. – Kris Jan 1 '18 at 9:47
  • 'Whatever day we meet, whichever place we meet in and whatever method of combat he chooses, I shall be ready for him.' I could not say 'whenever day' nor 'wherever place' nor 'however method'. – Nigel J Jan 1 '18 at 17:43

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