How to Use EVER with Question Words

HI English learners! How many times have you seen the words however, wherever, whoever and may have wondered what they meant? In today’s lesson, we’ll learn how to use ever with questions words with a lot of example sentences so you can learn them in context.

The words we are going to look at are:

  • However
  • Whatever
  • Whoever
  • Whichever
  • Whenever
  • Wherever


Meaning: in any way at all, in any degree, doesn’t matter how.

  • I can’t solve this maths problem, however hard I try.
  • However difficult the situation, I’m sure we’ll get out of it.
  • Martha always keeps her window open however cold it is outside.

How to Use EVER with Question Words


Meaning: use it when you want to say that the result is always the same regardless of what you do.

  • Whatever you decide, I’ll support you.
  • There wasn’t much food on the island, so Robinson had to eat whatever he could find.
  • Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.”(proverb)


Meaning: any person at all.

  • Whoever becomes a new manager, I’m sure he’ll be a good one.
  • I’ll go out with whoever I please. It’s non eof your business.
  • Whoever made this meal is a bad cook.


Meaning: use it to say that the result will be the same regardless of which person or thing is chosen.

  • Whichever method you use, you will come to the same result.
  • You can take whichever book you like, they’re all free.
  • Whichever road you take, you’ll get to Twyford.

How to Use EVER with Question Words


Meaning: use it to say that it doesn’t matter at what time something happens, the result will always be the same.

  • Sandra gets upset whenever she remembers the dentist’s appointment.
  • Whenever you leave, please don’t forget to hand in the key to the receptionist.
  • You can do this exercise whenever you like.


Meaning: use it to say that something can happen in any place at all.

  • It’s so weird. Wherever I go I always bump into Michael.
  • Wherever you are, don’t forget about us.
  • Please, sit down wherever you want.

Hopefully, your understanding of English is better now. So long until the next lesson!

How to Use EVER with Question Words
How to Use EVER with Question Words

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