General Writing and Grammar Help/Every time

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Dear Ted:

Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

Every time I see John, He is with a different woman.

If so, what does it imply? If I want to replace "every time" with a synonym, should I use "when" or "whenever"?

Thank you,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

Every time I see John, He is with a different woman.

**** Correct, but do not capitalize "he."

If so, what does it imply? If I want to replace "every time" with a synonym,
should I use "when" or "whenever"?

*** Use "whenever," because you are referring to something that is habitual, that happens ALL the time.

Ted

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