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whoever

pronoun
 
 
/huːˈevər/
WHICH PERSON B2 the person who: Whoever broke the window will have to pay for it. Could I speak to whoever is in charge please?Relative forms
ANY PERSON B2 used to say that it is not important which person or group does something: Can whoever leaves last lock up, please?Expressions meaning 'it isn't important to me'
SURPRISE used to ask who a person is when expressing surprise: Whoever could that be phoning at this time? Whoever would believe such a ridiculous story?Question words and expressions
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