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Is "whatever" one or two words
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Sep 23, 2011
3:59 PM
Is "whatever" one or two words in the sentences below? I've seen it both ways by educated writers. Please choose one preference.

1. "Whatever happened to so-and-so?"


2. "What ever happened to so-and-so?"

Very thankful.
2284 posts
Sep 25, 2011
12:38 PM
Two words in that context.

What [in the world] ever happened to so-and-so?

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