Donald M. Lance LanceDM at MISSOURI.EDU
Thu Jan 18 19:43:17 UTC 2001

Michael Montgomery wrote:

> Dear ADS-Listers:
> I am working on a paper on the subordinate conjunction _whenever_
> and dealing with sentences like the following that feature
> unconventional uses of the word:
>   For a one-time occurrence in the past:
>   Whenever his Daddy died, he took over the farm. (Arkansas

Very widespread in both South and North Midland speech in Missouri.  I don't have specific
cites to forward but will be on the lookout.

>   For an extended-period in the past:
>   Whenever I was growing up, we didn't talk the same way at school
> as we did at home. (Tennessee)

Also widespread here.


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