Nowhere or No Where?

by Craig Shrives

Should I write "nowhere" or "no where"?

If you're unsure whether to write "nowhere" or "no where," your problem is easily solved. Write "nowhere" (i.e., the one-word version). For example:
  • Alice is nowhere to be found. correct tick
  • Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. (Sportsman Glenn Turner) correct tick
  • If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere. (US politician Henry Kissinger) correct tick
The two-word version is a spelling mistake:
  • There is no where to hide. wrong cross
Of course, you might be able to concoct a sentence that features the words "no" and "where" next to each other, but, as an adverb of place, "no where" is always a spelling mistake.

It is the same with anywhere/any where and somewhere/some where. The one-word version is correct. The two-word version is a spelling mistake.

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