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Hi,

I find using somehow and somewhat a bit confusing. Please tell me when to use each.


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If you want to talk in terms of manner/way, use "somehow."

If you want to talk in terms of amount, use "somewhat."
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Somehow means in some way you don't quite understand or know, Izzy:

Somehow my dog managed to open the gate on the backyard fence and get out.

Somewhat means "more or less":

Izzy finds these two words somewhat confusing. Wink

It's really as simple as that. Smile
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Thanks a lot.

Do we say that:

X is somehow different from Y.

Or

X is somewhat different from Y.


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You can say both.

Your first sentence means X is different from Y, but you're not sure how.

Your other sentence means X is more or less different from Y.
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I see.

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