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determiner, pronoun whichever pronunciation in American English /wɪtʃˈevər/whichever pronunciation in American English /hwɪtʃˈevər/
Whichever can be used in the following ways:
as a determiner (followed by a noun): Customers will choose whichever product is cheaper.
as a pronoun (without a following noun): You can contact us by telephone or e-mail, whichever you prefer. (followed by “of”): You can choose whichever of the two dates is more convenient for you.
  1. 1
    used for saying that it does not matter which person or thing is chosen because the result or the situation will be the same
    Whichever way you look at it, this program has been a failure.
    I’m sure you’ll have a good time whichever cruise you decide to take.
    “We can meet here or back at your place.” “I don’t mind. Whichever.”
  2. 2
    used for referring to who or what will be chosen, done, etc. when there are two or more possibilities
    Whichever team wins on Saturday will go on to the national championships.
    whichever of: Whichever of us gets home first will turn the heating on.


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