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    Message from mah posted on 22-08-2017 at 17:29:01 (D | E | F)
    Hello everybody!
    Elsewhere or somewhere else?
    She was wearing somebody else's dress. Is this sentence correct?
    Thanks in advance.

    Edited by lucile83 on 23-08-2017 00:04

    Re: Else/help from willy, posted on 26-08-2017 at 11:22:44 (D | E)
    You can find answers in this English dictionary:

    Re: Else/help from anuesther, posted on 26-08-2017 at 11:34:33 (D | E)
    'elsewhere' means simply 'to/in another place', of whose precise location the speaker may be aware.
    Whereas 'somewhere else' generally implies that the speaker is not aware of the location.

    For example:
    1) Let's go somewhere else.
    2) Let's go elsewhere.
    In sentence (1) it would mean:
    Let's go somewhere else(I don't know where but let's get out of here)

    In sentence (2): it would mean
    Let's go elsewhere (I know another place we could go)

    But if I wrote : You will find more information on the diet ELSEWHERE in this book - CORRECT (In different part of the book).
    You will find more information on the diet SOMEWHERE ELSE in this book - WRONG (somewhere, I don't know where)
    So: I've lost my glasses.
    Did you look under the bed?
    Yes, I must have put them somewhere else - NOT elsewhere.

    Hope this helps!

    Edited by lucile83 on 26-08-2017 17:22

    Re: Else/help from mah, posted on 26-08-2017 at 16:00:52 (D | E)


    Re: Else/help from paulnn18, posted on 06-09-2017 at 00:45:37 (D | E)
    I am English and my mother tongue is English:

    Let's go elsewhere / Let's go somewhere else mean exactly the self same thing and I would use them interchangeably.

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