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"wherever" in British English

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whereveradverb, 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 ​acrossEurope, wherever you ​look, ​marriage is in ​decline and ​divorcerates are ​soaring. Wherever you ​choose to ​live there are always going to be ​disadvantages. He ​lives in Overington, wherever that is.B2 in every ​case: Wherever ​possible I use ​honeyinstead of ​sugar.

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whereveradverb

uk   /weəˈrev.ər/  us   /werˈev.ɚ/
used ​instead of "where" to ​addemphasis to a phrase, usually ​expressingsurprise: Wherever did you ​find that ​hat! Wherever did you get that ​idea! Wherever does he get the ​money from to go on all these ​exoticjourneys?
(Definition of wherever from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wherever" in American English

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whereverconjunction, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /hweərˈev·ər, weər-/
to or in any or every ​place: We can go wherever you like. Wherever can also ​mean in all ​types of ​situations: We ​try to ​savemoney wherever ​possible, for ​instance by using ​coupons when we ​buygroceries.
(Definition of wherever from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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