Let's say your child had a lot of toys and all the toys were piled up into a messy pile.

Now you want to find a specific toy in that pile.

Is it idiomatic to say "Your toy is mixed into the pile (of toys)"?

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You can say "Your toy is somewhere in there (in the pile of toys)" or "Your toy is in there somewhere"

  • Simple and easy to understand!
    – Tom
    Mar 3, 2020 at 5:05
  • "Your toy is in there somewhere" feels like a more natural word order to me. The second sentence doesn't sound natural at all. Maybe "Your toy is mixed in with the others in that pile."
    – TypeIA
    Mar 3, 2020 at 7:32
  • @TypeIA It may not be natural but it is well understood. With the first sentence I find either word order comfortable and natural. Mar 3, 2020 at 7:48
  • @SovereignSun Certainly it would be understood, but the asker specifically asked for idiomatic statements.
    – TypeIA
    Mar 3, 2020 at 7:58
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    In some similar situations, Could we say "She is in the library somewhere" or "She is somewhere around here" or "She is around somewhere"?
    – Tom
    Mar 3, 2020 at 11:07

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