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'Free worldwide shipping' vs 'Free shipping worldwide' vs

'Free shipping to worldwide' vs 'Free shipping globally'

I'm curious what expression is correct to use , and if there is different meaning

Thank you!

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  • Could you please add a few thoughts of your own - did you do some research? We are glad to help, but hesitant to do the work for you.
    – Stephie
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 14:41
  • @Stephie Thanks for reply! Yeah I tried to search and found Free worldwide shipping have most search result number on google but can't find different meaning or correct word
    – Yohan
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 14:55
  • "Free worldwide shipping" sounds more natural to me than "Free shipping worldwide"
    – eques
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 15:40

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As you found out yourself, the usual phrase is:

  • "free worldwide shipping"
    its basically aequivalent to:
  • "free shipping worldwide"

You can't use:

  • "free shipping to worldwide"
    because "shipping to" requires a certain place given as a noun. You can ship to an address, a city, even a continent. You could ship to the moon, if the postal service would fly there. But "worldwide" is an adjective, and therefore not usable.

You shouldn't use:

  • "free shipping globally"
    because the term "globally" does mean "concerning/relating to the entire world", and has a more abstract/metaphorical meaning than the term "worldwide" ("everywhere/every place in the world"). You would say "my company is operating globally", but you would say "we have offices worldwide".
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"Free shipping to worldwide" doesn't quite flow: it sort of makes sense, but "to" implies a singular destination which "worldwide" doesn't fit with.

The other three correct and would be understood to mean the exact same thing.

"Free worldwide shipping" sounds perhaps most natural, but I really don't think it matters in this case.

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  • I would say "to worldwide" doesn't work because worldwide is an adjective not a noun (or destination).
    – eques
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 15:39

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