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    Angry Who is correct, me or my teacher?

    We had a test today, where we got 15 sentences, with each of them missing 1 or a few words, and we had 4 available options, and we had to circle the correct one. There was no context to the sentences, I'm guessing we just had to make it grammatically correct.
    One of the sentences was: "Sally couldn't find __________ to stay." I circled the word "somewhere", but the teacher said that the correct answer was "anywhere".
    And there was one more: "Who ___________ your first bicycle?" I answered with "gave you" but the teacher said it wasn't correct, and that it was some kind of slang and not proper English. I don't remember the correct answer, but come on, how on Earth can that not be correct?

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    Re: Who is correct, me or my teacher?

    Welcome to the forums, BenceTb.
    In the first one, both "somewhere" and "anywhere" are possible.
    In the second, "gave you" is fine. It is not slang and is correct English.
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    Re: Who is correct, me or my teacher?

    Some people argue that anywhere should be used after a negative, but this is not a rule. Anywhere would be more common than somewhere, but that does not stop both being correct.

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    Re: Who is correct, me or my teacher?

    Try this thread: Quantifiers 'some' and 'any'.

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