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Since the word "land" indicates a "location" of somewhere, would it be okay to say "wherever" instead of "whatever" in this context?


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I see where you're coming from! However, the difference here is that they are talking about land as an object rather than a location. Whereas if you used "wherever" that would be more in the context of location! Ex: You think you own whatever you put your hands on. Ex: Wherever you go, I know you'll do great things. Ex: I'm happy to meet you for coffee wherever you want. Ex: You think you can buy whatever you want just because your dad's a CEO.

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