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Tara2
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:04:36 AM

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This is an exercise from Advanced Grammar in Use. Why is "whatever" correct too? Because there is "one" in the sentence shouldn't just "whichever" be correct?

"I'm sure that Rashid will do well at university, which one he goes to.==> "which" must be "whichever" or "whatever"."
thar
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:21:03 AM

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There is a finite choice of universities, so 'whichever' sounds right to me. 'Whatever' and 'what' are commonly used where some people would use 'which' though.
Tara2
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:36:32 AM

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thar wrote:
There is a finite choice of universities, so 'whichever' sounds right to me. 'Whatever' and 'what' are commonly used where some people would use 'which' though.

Thank you.
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