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    I don't know his whereabouts.

    Is the above fine?

    Instead of saying I don't where he lives, I think you could say the above.
    I am not sure. Please tell me.
    .................................................. .............................

    Where do you live? or where is your home? is correct.

    Whereabouts your home?
    Can I say the above?

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    Re: Wherabouts

    The word whereabouts can be a noun, an adverb or a conjunction. Click here for examples.

    'I don't know his whereabouts' means 'I don't know where he is at this moment'.

    You can say 'Whereabouts is your home?'

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    Re: Wherabouts

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    "I don't know his whereabouts."

    Is the above fine OK/correct? We use "fine" in statements but rarely in questions.

    Instead of saying "I don't where he lives", I think you could say the above but I am not sure. Please tell me.

    "Where do you live?" or and "Where is your home?" is are correct.

    "Whereabouts your home?"

    Can I say the above? No, you can't.
    See above.

    "I don't know his whereabouts" does not mean the same as "I don't know where he lives". The first means that you don't know where he is right now (at the time of speaking) and the second means you don't know his home address.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.


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