Whose-Ever or Whoever's

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Whose-Ever or Whoever's :

In speech people sometimes try to treat the word “whoever" as two words when it’s used in the possessive form:

“Whose-ever delicious plums those were in the refrigerator, I ate them." Occasionally it’s even misspelled as “whoseever."

The standard form is “whoever’s," as in “Whoever's plums those were. . . ."

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