English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

"I've lost myself [somewhere] among the dreams that never come true"

share|improve this question
up vote 14 down vote accepted

Grammatically both are fine. If you leave somewhere in the sentence it conveys more 'lost'-ness than without it.

share|improve this answer
+1 Good observation. – Terpsichore Apr 8 '14 at 13:38

With "somewhere" in the sentence, I think many will think of the phrase "Somewhere over the rainbow, dreams come true". Whether or not that is a good thing, you'll have to decide.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.