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adverb, conjunction wherever pronunciation in British English /werˈevə(r)/
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Wherever can be used in the following ways:
as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): She was followed by press photographers wherever she went.
as an adverb: Go ahead and sit wherever. (introducing a question): Wherever did you get that extraordinary hat?
  1. 1
    everywhere or anywhere where someone does something or where a particular situation exists
    Wherever he went, he took his dog with him.
    Garlic is a plant that grows wherever there is a warm climate.
    1. a.
      in any place that you choose
      You can sit wherever you like.
      or wherever (=or any other place you choose): I’d be happy to meet you at the station, or wherever.
  2. 2
    used for emphasizingwherein a question to show that you are surprised, interested, upset, or annoyed
    I’ve been looking all over the place for that letter. Wherever did you find it?
  3. 3
    used for showing that you do not know where something is
    He said he was phoning from Landsford Park, wherever that is.
  4. 4
    spoken used for saying that you do not care where something happens, because all the places are equally good
    ‘Do you want to eat in the kitchen or in the dining room?’ ‘Wherever. It really doesn’t matter to me.’



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