someplace

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsʌmpleɪs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsʌmˌpleɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sumplās′)


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somewhere
You use somewhere to talk about a place without saying exactly where you mean.
They live somewhere near Brighton.
I'm not going home yet. I have to go somewhere else first.
Be careful
You don't usually use ‘somewhere’ in negative sentences. Don't say, for example, ‘I can’t find my hat somewhere'. Say ‘I can’t find my hat anywhere'.
I decided not to go anywhere at the weekend.
I haven't got anywhere to sit.
In questions, you can use somewhere or anywhere. If you are expecting the answer ‘yes’, you usually use somewhere. For example, if you think I am going on holiday this summer, you might ask ‘Are you going somewhere this summer?’ If you do not know whether I am going on holiday or not, you would ask ‘Are you going anywhere this summer?’
Are you taking a trip somewhere?
Is there a spare seat anywhere?
Some American speakers say someplace instead of ‘somewhere’.
She had seen it someplace before.
Why don't you boys sit someplace else?
Someplace is sometimes written as some place.
Why don't we go some place quieter?
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