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Which one is correct to use?

  1. We usually stay home because it's more comfortable than go
    everywhere/anywhere/somewhere
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    They're all grammatical. However, it's a logical impossibility to go everywhere (unless you restrict your scope to a finite area—but even that could get tiring). It's also unlikely that you would go literally anywhere. (I'm sure there are some places some people would not like to visit.) However, you could say anywhere else. So, somewhere seems the most sensible single word. Commented Dec 24, 2018 at 10:06
  • In a different context "go everywhere" might mean "try every attraction in this amusement park we are visiting" or some such.
    – tripleee
    Commented Sep 11, 2019 at 6:34

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All examples are correct grammatically, but 'EVERYWHERE' sounds strange here ('to all places?').

'SOMEWHERE' ('to some place') is better and possible,

but I would use 'ANYWHERE'

According to Oxford Living Dictionary:

ANYWHERE

PRONOUN
Any place.

For example:

‘he doesn't have anywhere to live’

‘Is there anywhere we can go that God doesn’t see?’

‘I didn't have anywhere to go.’

‘Is there anywhere I can buy a Mountain Bike online?’

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  • As far as i know, we use "any" with negative and interrogative sentences. Is it okey to use it with positive sentence?
    – MorVor
    Commented Dec 24, 2018 at 11:33
  • In statements 'any' means 'no limit'.
    – user307254
    Commented Dec 24, 2018 at 11:57
  • @MorVor ‘Negative’ is a broad and fuzzy term. In this case, even though there is no explicit negator in the sentence, the comparative construction approaches negativeness just enough that either the negative polarity version (anywhere) or the positive version (somewhere) can be used with little to no difference in meaning. Commented Dec 24, 2018 at 13:54
  • The use of anywhere is fine in your sentences. Would you say the most natural of the three sentences asked about in the question is "We usually stay home because it's more comfortable than [going] anywhere"? Commented Dec 24, 2018 at 15:59
  • 1. Strange, 2. and 3. nearly
    – user307254
    Commented Dec 24, 2018 at 16:46

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