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Snowcake

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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.
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Batfink

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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.
 

Snowcake

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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. :up:

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