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    What on earth does "nowhere else" refer to?

    "...men of England. Nowhere else..."
    I asked in the next sentence, "nowhere else" refers to England or in England?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: What on earth does "nowhere else" refer to?

    We could do with two complete sentences - not two fragments.

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    Re: What on earth does "nowhere else" refer to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We could do with two complete sentences - not two fragments.
    Let me complete the two sentences:
    They respected men of England. Nowhere else was importance attached to knowledge.
    Thanks!

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    Re: What on earth does "nowhere else" refer to?

    'Nowhere else' = 'In no other place' in that context. But it's a pretty strange sentence. Are you sure you haven't omitted the word 'such'?

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    Re: What on earth does "nowhere else" refer to?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'Nowhere else' = 'In no other place' in that context. But it's a pretty strange sentence. Are you sure you haven't omitted the word 'such'?

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    The two sentences are made by myself, imitating other’s intentionally. I wonder why you felt pretty strange because of without “such”.
    Now I change the second one into “Nowhere else was so great.” Here, nowhere must be “no other place but “. If I am right, I see what you are driving at.
    thaks!

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    Re: What on earth does "nowhere else" refer to?

    Because with some change to the sentence, it says that only in England was knowledge important and everywhere else in the world it's unimportant, which is clearly a false statement.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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