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    #1

    somewhere else/ elsewhere

    Can I say that we can use both, elsewhere and somewhere else here:

    Let's go somewhere else / Let's go elsewhere.

    in the first sentence it would mean: Le'ts go somewhere, I don't know where but let's get out of here.

    in the second sentence: Let's change a place - not much difference.

    But if I wrote : You will find more information on the diet elsewhere in this book - OK (in different part of the book) but You will find more information on the diet somewhere else in this book - WRONG (somewhere, I don't know where)

    So: I've lost my glasses.
    Did you look under the bed?
    Yes, I must have put them somewhere else - NOT elsewhere

    Am I right? Is it good explanation?

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    Re: somewhere else/ elsewhere

    Hello,
    Please note I'm not a teacher.

    Both means "I don't know where, unspecified, different to that where we are or that mentioned" but in case of elsewhere it may means in a few places at the same time.

    I think your example with book isn't the best one.
    You will find more information on the diet elsewhere in this book.
    The first sentence might imply that the information is in a few chapters or all over the book, but you still don't give any information where.
    You will find more information on the diet somewhere else in this book .
    This simply states that there is more information about the diet in the book, presumably in one chapter.
    But in that case, I think, you would be able to be more specific.

    The example with glasses shows exactly the difference : you couldn't put your glasses, one thing, in to a few different places at the same time.

    Let's go elsewhere -I think it might be a bit ambiguous.
    eg.
    and are described in detail elsewhere , e.g. Wells [ 1992 ] and Keenan [ 1992 ].
    and another sentence :
    It can be found in Europe and elsewhere.

    Cheers
    Last edited by Jaskin; 18-Feb-2009 at 11:49.

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    Re: somewhere else/ elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    Can I say that we can use both, elsewhere and somewhere else here:

    Let's go somewhere else / Let's go elsewhere.

    in the first sentence it would mean: Le'ts go somewhere, I don't know where but let's get out of here.

    in the second sentence: Let's change a place - not much difference.

    But if I wrote : You will find more information on the diet elsewhere in this book - OK (in different part of the book) but You will find more information on the diet somewhere else in this book - WRONG (somewhere, I don't know where)

    So: I've lost my glasses.
    Did you look under the bed?
    Yes, I must have put them somewhere else - NOT elsewhere

    Am I right? Is it good explanation?
    Yes, essentially you are right: 'elsewhere' means simply 'to/in another place', of whose precise location the speaker may or may not be aware, whereas 'somewhere else' generally implies that the speaker is unaware of the location.

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