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Correct use of "Anywhere" vs. "Everywhere" in a specific Context[edit]

August 27, 2010

Hi,

I got to your post through a GOOGLE Search for the correct use of "Anywhere vs. Everywhere" in the following context.

I am trying to make an argument, as to why the Inter-Faith Center cum Mosque should not be built at the current chosen location - 9-11 Ground Zero. In doing so I have gone back and forth as to the proper placement of the terms "everywhere" and "anywhere".

(1) Originally, I wrote, thusly:

While the first amendment allows any religion to flourish in the USA, without interference from Congress, it is thereby taken to mean one can build a "temple" everywhere, but should not and does not mean one can build a place of worship anywhere, i.e. they cannot build a Mosque at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (the White House), or Capitol Hill, or 8 Cherry Hill Rd. (Example: John Doe's home), for that matter.

Furthermore, this venue was where part of the engine of one of the planes that hit WTC N & S towers landed, it is accepted by many people including NYC Firefighters, who lost 90 plus of their own on 9/11, as part of "ground zero" and hence "sacred ground".

So, while our Constitution (Religious freedom clause of first amendment) allows the Muslims (any religious order) to build a Mosque (house of worship) "everywhere" without interference from Congress, i.e. they can build one in Manhattan, NY, or any of the 50 States, what it does not say is that they can build the mosque in any specific location (i.e. not anywhere)

(2) Then, I interchanged the positioning of the two words:

While the first amendment allows any religion to flourish in the USA, without interference from Congress, it is thereby taken to mean one can build a "temple" anywhere, but should not and does not mean one can build a place of worship everywhere, i.e. they cannot build a Mosque at1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (the White House), or Capitol Hill, or 8 Cherry Hill Rd. (Example: John Doe's home), for that matter.

Furthermore, this venue was where part of the engine of one of the planes that hit WTC N & S towers landed, it is accepted by many people including NYC Firefighters, who lost 90 plus of their own on 9/11 as part of ground zero and hence "sacred ground".

So, while our Constitution (Religious freedom clause of first amendment) allows the Muslims (any religious order) to build a Mosque (house of worship) "anywhere" without interference from Congress, i.e. they can build one in Manhattan, NY, or any of the 50 States, what it does not say is that they can build the mosque in any specific location (i.e. not everywhere)

Now I am totally confused, as to whether (1) or (2) is more accurate. I would appreciate some scholarly help. Thank You

ANSWER - from SG, December 4, 2010..[edit]

Anywhere and everywhere mean different things. Anywhere refers to a singular location that one might select arbitrarily. Anybody might select anyplace to depict it as anywhere. Particularizing an anywhere leads to bizarre thoughts. For instance, although a church could be erected anywhere, you certainly may NOT build another Mormon Tabernacle on my porch. I've gone and over-particularized an elaoration of anywhere.

On the other hand, "Everywhere" literally means each and every location. Many things are everywhere. Particularly air, land, and water. But not everything is everywhere. One might find anything anywhere but not everything everywhere. Everytime anyone looks anywhere someone finds something.

Improving My English Language[edit]

Hi Irealy like Wikiversity new,I would like to improve my english langauage as send language,May I know how Can I start?

Thanksou Dear it is appreciable to know thaat you are interested to improve your english language. I shall suggest some steps to improve your english. 1. you find out the english words of nouns - things used in your house, your working place, your usual place of get together, public places like railway station, market, banks, bus station, important offices and so on. 2. After learning the names of these things used in the above cited places, you try to find out where and when and how they are used in daily activities. for example : Play ground is the naming word, what are the activities taking place there? play, run, jump, kick, throw etc. 3. After learning this, you try to make sentence in speech first, who plays? what do they play? why do they run? what do they kick? when do they play? How do they play? 4. you may know the anwwer for the questions. now you may be able to speak 'My friend plays' They play football. They kick the ball. They play in the evening and morning. They play football well. This is not to memorise but to do it in every day life and try to speak with your friends who can encourage you. There are many steps to improve your english. yu may freely ask for help. Thank you. by stephen jeyaraj k

Question tag:[edit]

Usually we have been taught as - if negative is used in a sentence the question tag should be in positive. If so what is the tag for 'Shall we go?' and 'Let us go' will you please make it clear? Is it correct - Shall we? for both the questions?

I do not under stand what they want me to do. Pleas provide a sample[edit]

The adjective "evolve" is describing the verb "has". Consider changing the adjective to an adverb.Why they wanting me to chang the verb as the title makes complete sense.


The following is the opening title: Understanding the advancements and history of law enforcement, explain how our Criminal Justice system has evolve to handle crime!