He hasn't gone anywhere this month

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There is a friend of mine who travels a lot. He goes here and there every now and then. But this month he didn't go anywhere. So, can I say "He hasn't gone anywhere this month" or "I do not know how he has remained still this month" or "I do not know how he has remained unmoved (not sure about unmoved) this month"?
 

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Of those choices, "He hasn't gone anywhere his month" is the only correct one. "To remain still" means to stay in one spot, literally, not moving! "Unmoved" means that one's emotions have not been touched.

I would probably say "He hasn't been anywhere this month" or "He hasn't travelled anywhere this month". Bear in mind that it only works if you say it during or on the last day of the month you're talking about. If you were talking today and your friend didn't travel in July, you'd have to say "He didn't go anywhere last month".
 

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I do not know how he has remained still this month" or "I do not know how he has remained unmoved (not sure about unmoved) this month"?
No, those don't work. See emsr2d2's explanation above.

Try, e.g.,
I don't know how he's managed to stay put for a month.
 

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You could use he hasn't been anywhere this month.
 

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No, those don't work. See emsr2d2's explanation above.

Try, e.g.,
I don't know how he's managed to stay put for a month.

Is it also correct to say "I don't know how he's managed to stay put this month" or "I don't know how did he manage to stay put last month?
 

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Is it also correct to say:
"I don't know how he's managed to stay put this month." :tick:
or
"
I don't know how [STRIKE]did[/STRIKE] he managed to stay put last month"?

See above. The second was wrong. You should know by now that "How did he ..." can only form part of a question, not a statement.
 
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