nowhere / no place


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I have no where to go on Saturday.
I have no place to go on Saturday.

Can nowhere and no place be used without any change in meaning?

  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    They do seem to. I can't think of a situation where they're different, though I'd guess there must be, as their grammar is quite different.

    No place is two words, with separate grammar, same as in 'I have no nice clothes to wear', 'I'm looking for a place to go on Saturday.' It just happens that in this case the two words come together. Nowhere is a single word. However, in colloquial American English, noplace can be used as equivalent to nowhere.

    Ah, I know. Here's an example where they're different.

    :tick:We went nowhere.
    :cross:We went no place.

    sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    "We're not making any progress with this":-
    "We're getting nowhere with this." :tick:
    "We're getting no place with this." :cross:

    (This is a BE perspective. The AE perspective might be different.)
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