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wherever

adverb, conjunction uk   /weəˈrev.ər/ us    /werˈev.ɚ/
B1 to or in any or every place: We can go wherever you like. Wherever I go I always seem to bump into him. All across Europe, wherever you look, marriage is in decline and divorce rates are soaring. Wherever you choose to live there are always going to be disadvantages. He lives, apparently, in Little Overington, wherever that is. B2 in every case: Wherever possible I use honey instead of sugar.

wherever

adverb uk   /weəˈrev.ər/ us    /werˈev.ɚ/
used instead of 'where' to add emphasis to a phrase, usually expressing surprise: Wherever did you find that hat! Wherever did you get that idea! Wherever does he get the money from to go on all these exotic journeys?
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