What is the difference?
Learning English can be very difficult sometimes because there are so many pairs of words thatasvery similar, but have completely different meanings. Well, sometimes there are sets of three or even four words that look alike andassimilar This lesson is about a set of four words:nowhere, somewhere, everywhereyanywhere.
It is very important to know what all these words mean and when to use each one. They are used very often by all English speakers and mixing them up can cause a lot of confusion as each of the four words has its own meaning. Everyone is used to talking about places, but in different ways.
Let's go over the definitions and some helpful examples for each of these four words so you can see when to use each one!
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The first word we will see isnowhere, which can be used as eitheradverband like asubstantive.
Nowhererefers to something or someone that is nowhere to be found.
For example:I have nowhere to sit! (There is no place for me to sit.)
As asubstantive,nowhereit means nowhere, or a boring place where few people live.
For example:They live in the middle of nowhere. (They live far from other places).
Let's review some examples ofnowhereinto sentences to give you a better idea of what it means and when you might use it.
- my keys arenowhereto be found.
(My keys are nowhere to be found.)(Video) use of 'anywhere nowhere somewhere everywhere' with urdu and examples
- Your car breaks down in the middle ofnowhere.
(Your car breaks down in a place with nothing useful or interesting nearby.)
- Greg's parents are worried about him because he is workingnowhereworked.
(Greg's parents are worried because he has a job with no prospect of promotion.)
- The snake that Carl stepped on came outnowhere!
(The snake that Carl stepped on seemed to appear right where he was standing.)
- Fullnowhereto see a movie in John's town.
(There are no places to see a movie in the city of João).
The next word we will learn issomewhere, which is also aadverbit is asubstantiveI likenowhere.
Somewhereas aadverbIt is used to talk about someone or something that is or is going to a specific place.
can also meannear a value or number🇧🇷 You can say "somewherebetween" or "somewhere around".
For example:She's gonesomewhere around here5 p. m.
cuestasomewhere in betweenten and twenty dollars.
Whensomewhereis used as asubstantive, means some unidentified place or a place you don't specifically mention.
Now let's see some examples of sentences tosomewhere.
- we need to stopsomewhereuse the bathroom soon.
(We need to stop at an unmarked location with a bathroom we can use.)
- The price of a piece of pizza at the mall issomewherebetween three and five dollars.
(A slice of pizza at the mall ranges from three to five dollars.)
- jeff issomewhereabout 35 years old.
(Jeff is about 35 years old.)
- they are goingsomewhereon vacation, but I don't know where.
(They go on vacation to a place whose name I don't remember).
- SomewhereAround the second part of the play is when I lost interest.
(At some unknown point near or during the second part of the play is when I lost interest.)
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The next word you should know iseverywhere, which is aadverbit is asubstantive.
everywhereIt is used to talk about being or going everywhere, rather than nowhere or somewhere, which is always just a place.
everywhereIt can also be used to describe things that are very common or found everywhere.
As asubstantive,everywheremeans everywhere.
Let's take a look at some examples to get a better idea of how to use it.everywhere.
- there are birdseverywhere, not only in South America.
(There are birds in many parts of the world, not just South America.)
- I bring a bottle of water with meeverywhereVoy.
(I take a bottle of water with me wherever I go.)
- there is constructioneverywherein town now.
(There is a lot of construction going on in the city right now.)
- Peter goeseverywhereon your business trips.
(Peter goes to many different places on his business trips.)
- Peopleeverywhereenjoys listening and playing music.
(People everywhere enjoy listening to and playing music.)(Video) Nowhere l Somewherel Everywhere l Anywhere l correct use and difference among them
The last word in this lesson isanywhere, which can be aadverbthe onesubstantive.
Like the first three words,anywhereIt is also used to talk about places. as aadverb, means to go or be anywhere, when no matter where.
For example: you could live anywhere.
(It doesn't matter where I live, and everywhere is possible).
Anywherecan also be used assomewhereto describe an interval and show its limits. It is usually followed by the word "from" or "between" in this case.
For example: This task might take three to five hours to complete.
another use foranywhereit is emphasis, in describing the vast number of possible places where something could be or where someone could go.
Whenanywhereit is asubstantive, means anywhere.
One last set of examples so you can see some ways to useanywhere.
- he doesn't know aboutanywherewho sells hats in this neighborhood.
(He doesn't know of any place that sells hats in this neighborhood.)
- existanywhere20 to 100 people in the restaurant for dinner every night.
(The number of people in the restaurant for dinner varies between 20 and 100.)
- There is no way for Hannah to find her necklace, because she may have dropped it.anywhere.
(There's no way to find Hannah's necklace now, because she could have dropped it in as many different places as possible.)(Video) Diferencia entre nowhere, somewhere, everywhere, anywhere
- AnywhereThere's free food, you can find me.
(I really like free food, and I tend to go to places that have it.)
- Brad and Lisa don't haveanywherepark a car then you don't have one.
(Brad and Lisa have nowhere to park their car, so they don't.)
Now that you've learned the differences betweennowhere,somewhere,everywhere, youanywhereand I've seen some examples of when and how to use each one, you shouldn't have any problems using them!
Sometimes it can be hard to remember which word is which, especially when there are four of them. If you have problems, you can use this trick to remind yourself.
All four words have the same ending, which can make it difficult to distinguish between them, so all you need to do is remember the beginning of each one, "no", "some", "every" and "any". Then just replace "where" with "place" and you have your definition.
If you remember to look at the beginning of the word and replace the ending with "place", you'll have no problem knowing which is which!
A Story to Practice Nowhere, Somewhere, Anywhere, Anywhere
Katie likes to run for exercise. She runs to the store and to work andeverywhereanything else to keep you in good shape. she runs awaysomewherein the woods near his house and finds a dog. It looks like you don't have a home.anywhere, so she takes him home with her. She thinks he's probablysomewhereabout three years, but it can beanywherefrom two to five years. Katie names the dog Spot and takes him for a run.Somewherein the street they hear the meow of a cat. they look aroundeverywherebut it seems to come fromnowhere.
Katie and Spot look up and see a cat in a tree. Katie asks all the neighbors if it's theirs, but its owner isnowherebe found, and can beanywherenow, Katie decides to keep the cat too. He wants to call him Fluffy, but there are cats named Fluffyeverywhere, so she calls him Mike.everywhereKatie says she's taking Spot and Mike with her.
Katie's husband is sad that she doesn't useanywhere, that's how they gosomewherenice to dine without the pets that would havenowhereto sit in the crowded restaurant. Katie complains about her job because she thinks she's goingnowhereand want to take a tripsomewhereto relax. if she could goanywhere, she says, wouldsomewherewith dinosaurs. Your husband says there isnowherewith dinosaurs because they are extincteverywhere.
Answer the following 12 questions and check your answers. Each question is worth 10 points.
- Which of the following is a correct definition of nothing?
- there is no place
- All the places
- a place you don't know
- three different places
- Which of the following is a correct definition of somewhere?
- a hidden place
- there is no place
- an unidentified place
- Which of the following is a correct definition of all places?
- One place
- no places
- many places
- All the places
- Which of the following is a correct definition of anywhere?
- An easy place to find
- Which of the following sentences is spelled correctly?
- I can't find my keys anywhere.
- There are clouds everywhere in the sky, so you can't see the sun.
- I wear my shoes wherever I go to protect my feet.
- Lester is on the run because he doesn't need to be anywhere.
- Which of the following sentences is spelled incorrectly?
- I want to take a walk somewhere new today.
- The car that almost hit me came out of nowhere.
- Linda has between 30 and 40 cats in her home.
- I was born in a small hospital everywhere.
- William likes to have ____________ between two and ten eggs for breakfast.
- There are ____________ I'd rather be now than at the beach.
- The Earth has plants and animals that live nearly ____________.
- ____________ in the universe, there may be life on other planets.
- There are so many ants in the jungle, it's like they are ____________.
- My Aunt Debbie lives in the middle of ____________.
Part 1:1. A | 2. C | 3D | 4. second | 5. C | 6.D
Part 2:1. A | 2. A | 3. C | 4. D | 5. C | 6. second
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What is the difference between everywhere and nowhere? ›
By breaking it down, the meanings become clear. For instance, nowhere becomes “no place.” Somewhere means “some place.” Everywhere means “every place.” And anywhere means “any place.”What is the difference of everywhere and anywhere? ›
Anywhere is a noun that refers to any place (as opposed to a specific place). Anywhere can also be used as an adverb to indicate roughly the same thing. Everywhere, on the other hand, is an adverb that indicates someone or something is in every place or part of something.What is the difference between nowhere and nowhere? ›
Answer and Explanation:
The word 'nowhere' should be written as one word. While it appears to be a combination of two different words, no and where, grammatically, it is viewed as one word.
Somehow means “in a way that is not known or specified,” and somewhere means “in/to a place that is not known or specified.” Below are some example sentences with somehow and somewhere.What does being everywhere mean? ›
Common and existing in large numbers. common. numerous. prevailing.How do you use everywhere in a sentence? ›
Adverb Everywhere we went, people were friendly. His new book is anxiously awaited by fans everywhere. I seem to hear his music everywhere these days! We went everywhere we could.