wherever

wherever
wher|ev|er [ wer`evər, hwer`evər ] function word **
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. ) 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.
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.
b ) wherever possible/necessary in any situation where something is possible or necessary:
We aim to reduce prices wherever possible.
2. ) used for emphasizing where in 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. ) used for showing that you do not know where something is:
He said he was calling from Landsford Park, wherever that is.
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.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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