no matter what point of view

"In a debate, you must support no matter what point of view you choose."

from a Korean book

Is the part in bold correct?

As far as I know, 'support' needs an object.

If so, isn't whatever point of view you choose correct?

Thanks!

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Hi, Kis,

kis2337 posted:

"In a debate, you must support no matter what point of view you choose."

from a Korean book

Is the part in bold correct?

No, it isn't.

kis2337 posted:
As far as I know, 'support' needs an object.

That's exactly right, Kis. That's why it's wrong.

kis2337 posted:

If so, isn't whatever point of view you choose correct?

Yes, you can say: "In a debate, you must support whatever point of view you choose." That is a succinct solution. Here is a less succinct revision, which makes use of "no matter":

  • In a debate, you must support your point of view, no matter what point of view you choose.

As you can see, "no matter what point of view you choose" is an adverbial.

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