Yes, but is it true?
My friend from Singapore goes:
I hate it when I travel for business, because everywhere I go has a different calendar system.
Can this be said?
Some countries start the week on Monday and others start on Sunday. So, I guess it is somewhat true.
I thought - everywhere I go has a different calendar system - would be incorrect.
Thought it should've been:
Everywhere I go they have a different calendar system.
So, everywhere can be followed with another verb - has
You have given only two different calendar systems. If your friend visits three countries they can't all have different sytems.
Some countries believe that Monday is the first day of the week; Others believe it is Sunday. That makes little difference, But everyone basically agrees about what day is the first, twelfth or 30th day of the month.
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
1. Everywhere I go, they have a different calendar system. / They have a different calendar system everywhere I go.
2. Everywhere I go has a different calendar system.
I believe that it is correct to say that in #1, "everywhere I go" is considered an adverbial clause that modifies the verb "have."
Question: Where do they have a different calendar system?
Answer: Everywhere I go.
I believe that it is accurate to say that in #2, "Everywhere I go" is being used as the subject of the sentence:
Everywhere I go has a different calendar system.
If I understand your question correctly, you now believe that #2 is incorrect.
Of course, I do NOT have the confidence to say whether you are right OR wrong!
But I DID find these examples on the Web, and to ME they SEEM to be "good" English:
3. I am so glad (that) everywhere I go has Wi-Fi.
4. Everywhere I go has a reason and a mission involved.
5. Everywhere I go has floor to ceiling racks filled with shoes.
6. Everywhere I go has something new to teach me.
7. Everywhere I go has a special place in my heart.
In checking my books and the Web, it does absolutely appear that "everywhere / wherever I go" is usually an adverbial clause of place ("Everywhere I go, I meet the nicest people"), but it SEEMS that occasionally it's acceptable as the subject of a sentence ("Everywhere I go has a Starbucks on the corner").
I look forward to what the teachers have to tell us.
Last edited by TheParser; 05-Oct-2014 at 14:35. Reason: a missing word