stumbling over a specific who/mever case

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Hello!  There are a few lines of dialog in a comic I'm workoing on that are giving me trouble when I attempt to figure the proper usage of  whom/whoever based on the grammar rules I've been reading.  Here is the dialog:

 

A: She seems happy -- don't you think Egglinton would want us to continue?

B: Oh, I'm sure he would... who(m)ever the cost.

 

Any help in this specific case (and ideally some explanation of why, so I don't run into this again) would be powerfully appreciated!

asked May 05 '13 at 02:02 madeline gutterball New member

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