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Message from mah posted on 22-08-2017 at 17:29:01 (D | E | F)
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.
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)
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR COMPLETE ANSWERS.
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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