29/10/19 WHO EVER, WHAT EVER ETC.
These expressions are used to show surprise or difficulty in believing something.
Who ever is that strange girl with Roger?
What ever are you doing?
However did you manage to start the car? I couldn’t.
How ever many people have you invited?
When ever will I have time to answer all these emails?
Why ever did I say I’d do it?
The expressions can also be written as single words: whoever, whatever etc.
Note that whose and which are not used with ever in this way.
In an informal style, on earth, the hell (US also in hell) or the fuck (taboo words) can be used instead of ever.