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    Is there a difference between the meanings of:
    1-He lives between A street and B street.
    2-He lives somewhere between A street and B street.

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    No, I don't see any difference.

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    Default Re: somewhere between

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Is there a difference between the meanings of:
    1-He lives between A street and B street.
    2-He lives somewhere between A street and B street.
    In my view the only difference is the doubt the speaker might have about the exact location; example 2 seems to imply more doubt.
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    Thanks RonBee and Red5.

    I too thought that "somewhere" MIGHT imply more imprecison or more doubt, but I think that is just a feeling one gets which is not NECESSARILY implied by the sentence. After all, in both cases, it is possible that one might know the exact place, isn't it?

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    'Somewhere' makes it more vague- I'd use it if I didn't know exactly where, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Thanks RonBee and Red5.

    I too thought that "somewhere" MIGHT imply more imprecison or more doubt, but I think that is just a feeling one gets which is not NECESSARILY implied by the sentence. After all, in both cases, it is possible that one might know the exact place, isn't it?
    That is exactly right.

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