- an|y|where [ `eni,wer ] function word ***Anywhere can be used in the following ways:as an adverb:I'm not going anywhere today.as a pronoun:a tiny island a long way from anywhere.1. ) usually in negatives or questions used instead of somewhere when you are saying whether someone or something exists in even one place or goes to even one place:He never travels anywhere without his camera.Did you go anywhere interesting?Is there anywhere where I could hire a bike?anywhere else: These giant tortoises are not found anywhere else in the world.2. ) used when you are not referring to one particular place, because what you are saying applies to every place:If you see my keys lying around anywhere, put them on my desk.You can sit anywhere you like.He was prepared to travel anywhere in the world in search of adventure.3. ) used for saying that a number or amount is within a particular range, when you cannot give a single exact figure:anywhere between: A principal can earn anywhere between $40,000 and $110,000 a year, depending on the size of the school.anywhere from...to: The trip can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.not be getting/going anywhereto not be making any progress or not be likely to achieve anything:not be getting/going anywhere with/on: So far, Jack doesn't seem to be getting anywhere with his writing career.It is clear that Congress is not going anywhere on welfare reform.not get someone anywhere INFORMALused for saying that a particular action or type of behavior does not help someone to achieve anything:Losing your temper won't get you anywhere.=> NEAR1
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.