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    #1

    somewhere else / elsewhere

    We can go to England for holiday or somewhere else.

    We can go to England for holiday or elsewhere.

    Is there a difference or are these words interchangeable?

    Thanks.
    Snowcake

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    Re: somewhere else / elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    We can go to England for holiday or somewhere else.

    We can go to England for holiday or elsewhere.

    Is there a difference or are these words interchangeable?

    Thanks.
    Snowcake
    They are fine but not the best English. What I mean is that they are not very clear. I would write:

    We can go to England or somewhere else for holiday.

    We can go to England or elsewhere for holiday.

    Both can be found in speech.

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    #3

    Re: somewhere else / elsewhere

    They are fine but not the best English.
    It would be the same in German. The structure of the sentences is more spoken language than written. Something like: We can go to England for holiday ......errh. (thinking) .... or somewhere else.

    Thank you very much for your response.

    Snowcake

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