no matter when and whenever.

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Julianus

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Korean
Hello.

My book says that 'no matter when' can be always replaced with 'whenever'. is it true?

1. a. No matter when he is here, the situation will not improve. b. Whenever he is here, the situation will not improve.
2. a. No matter when he was born, he would become an artist. b. Whenever he was born, he would become an artist.

Question : Are (a) sentneces identical with (b) sentences?


Thank you always~
 
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  • Julianus

    Senior Member
    Korean
    1. c. Whenever he may be here, the situation will not improve.

    Dose this sentence not make sense? if so, can't 'no matter when' be replaced with 'whenever'?
     

    se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Whenever he gets here, the situation will not improve might make sense. It means something like It makes no difference whether he gets here early or late: in either case, the situation will not improve.
     
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