Here's what I've found so far, about "where and somewhere".
- I'd like to go somewhere where there is a lot of people.
"Somewhere" means Unknown or Unspecified places that I might or could choose to go to, which is what I want to say here.So I think it's right.
But, how about this?
- I'd like to go to somewhere where there is a lot of people.
This could be not right, because "somewhere" could be like "at/in/to(prepositions) a place" in many situation. So, if I say "to somewhere", it could be like "to to somewhere", which is not right.
And, what about "where""
- I'd like to go where there is a lot of people.
I think "where" means one known and specified or definite place that both the speaker and the listener might know. This is not grammatically wrong, but the implication is kind of awkward, so I think is not right.
But how about this?
- I'd like to go to where there is a lot of people.
I think it's right. "Somewhere" could be like "a place where", so if I say like "to somewhere", it could be awkward. but "where" is not like that. I would like to stick to using "preposition + where" form.
If my guess is not right, could you let me know the difference between where and somewhere ?