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English definition of “whenever”

whenever

adverb     /wenˈev.ər/ US  //
used instead of 'when' to add emphasis to a phrase, usually expressing surprise : Whenever do you get the time to do these things? Whenever did Jane see a fortune teller ?Question words and expressions Grammar:However, whatever, whichever, whenever, wherever, whoever
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