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    #1

    Nowhere is it safe

    Hello,

    1) Nowhere is safe.
    2) Nowhere is it safe.

    I think the second sentence is correct and grammatical, but I just wanted to get native speakers' opinions.

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    #2

    Re: Nowhere is it safe

    1) is correct. 2) nowhere is it safe to park. You need to add something to the second sentence to make it correct.

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    #3

    Re: Nowhere is it safe

    2) is correct as it is.

    However, as post #2 mentions, this would naturally be followed by a to-infinitive verb. Although, this verb need not be used for the sentence to be grammatical, I would say that the verb is implied, as part of the complete thought.

    Nowhere is it safe [to park].
    Nowhere is it safe [to hide].
    Nowhere is it safe [to stand].

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    #4

    Re: Nowhere is it safe

    The syntax of sentence 2 is unusual. It isn't wrong, but it's not used much in contemporary English. It sounds quite formal.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Nowhere is it safe

    This kind of structure is also commonly used with comparative adjectives.

    Nowhere is it safer to live than around here.

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    #6

    Re: Nowhere is it safe

    Nowhere is it safe to park.

    How do you rewrite this sentence in natural order?

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    #7

    Re: Nowhere is it safe

    Quote Originally Posted by angelsrolls View Post
    Nowhere is it safe to park.

    How do you rewrite this sentence in natural order?
    You could also say It's not safe to park anywhere.

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    #8

    Re: Nowhere is it safe

    Nowhere is it safer to live than around here. Can I rewrite this sentence like the following?

    It is not safer to live anywhere than around here.

    Or should I say something like:
    It is most safe to live around here.

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    #9

    Re: Nowhere is it safe

    It's like saying This is the safest place to live.

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    #10

    Re: Nowhere is it safe

    1) It is not safe anywhere.
    2) It is safe nowhere.

    How about the second sentence? Is it correct?

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