Lesson 18: The Wh-ever Words and However

SHORT VIDEO

Watch the video below with your tutor. Click on the link below to get started:

 

NEW SKILLS

Using the wh-ever words

Read the diagram out loud with your tutor. Try using each word in a sentence about your own life.

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Using “however” (to use with commas or not)

“However” when used to mean ‘no matter how’ or ‘in whatever way’ doesn’t need commas. When you have 2 clauses that contrast each other, you will use a comma.

Examples:

  • I want you to finish your report today however busy you are.
  • You can dress however you like for the party.
  • I don’t agree with you, however, I do understand your point of view.
  • He has good intentions, however, sometimes he can be rude.

 

Quotes

Read the quotes below out loud with your tutor. Pay attention to how the “wh-ever” words are used.

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EXERCISE

Match the quote below with one of the meanings (lettered)

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. You need to make yourself happy even during the worst of times.

(1) Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

(2) Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.

(3) Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend … never owned a dog.

(4) In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.

(5) We can make the world spin however we want.

a. Nobody in a conflict comes out ahead.
b. You need to make yourself happy even during the worst of times.
c. Do things that are positive and fulfilling.
d. It’s up to you to decide what you want in life.
e. You can find better love, comfort, and beauty in non-lavish things.
f. It’s better to be nice to others.

 

 

 

Fill in the blank with a “wh-ever” word or “however.”

  • It doesn’t matter to me, we can do whatever you want tonight.
  • (6) _____________ long it takes to achieve my goals is ok with me.
  • You can select (7) _________________ car you want from the lot.
  • The travel agency said we can leave for Jamaica (8) _____________ we want, because the price is still the same.
  • (9) _______________ designed this outfit has a lot of creativity.
  • (10) _______________ you are in ten years, make the best of it.    

 

 

 

Make your own sentence using the “wh-ever” word or “however.”

  • wherever: I was once told I can go wherever I want in life as long as I have passion and ambitions.
  • whatever: _______________________________________.
  • however: _______________________________________.
  • whichever: _______________________________________.
  • whoever: _______________________________________.
  • whenever: _______________________________________.

 

 

 

Fill in the blank with the correct wh-ever” word or “however.”

  • If you are talking about an object, use whatever.
  • If you are talking about locations, use (11) _____________.
  • If you are talking about individuals, use (12) ______________.
  • If you are talking about a time to meet, use (13) _____________.
  • If you are talking about alternatives, use (14) _______________.
  • If you are talking in which manner, use (15) ________________.

 

 

 

Discussion Questions

Read the quotes below and tell your tutor if you agree or disagree with each quote. Explain why or why not.

  1. You need to make yourself happy even during the worst of times.
  2. Do things that are positive and fulfilling.
  3. It’s up to you to decide what you want in life.
  4. You can find better love, comfort, and beauty in non-lavish things.
  5. It’s better to be nice to others.

 

 

 

Image source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/844493655009698/

 


Answer Key:

(1) f. It’s better to be nice to others.

(2) c. Do things that are positive and fulfilling.

(3) e. You can find better love, comfort, and beauty in non-lavish things.

(4) a. Nobody in a conflict comes out ahead.

(5) d. It’s up to you to decide what you want in life.

(6) However

(7) whichever

(8) whenever

(9) Whoever

(10) Wherever

(11) wherever

(12) whoever

(13) whenever

(14) whichever

(15) however

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