here and there

Sun14

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello, my friends,

I was wondering whether it would be colloquial to use here and there referring to every where. Is there a better(formal) way to convey such a meaning.

1) He throws the litter here and there. Or near and far?

2) We can see the students from that school here and there in the street.
 
  • roxcyn

    Senior Member
    USA
    American English [AmE]
    I think "everywhere" would sound better in both sentences. In sentence one, just say "litter" (without "the")
     

    EStjarn

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    "Here and there" does not mean everywhere. On a scale, "here and there" is somewhere between "nowhere" and "everywhere".
     
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