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When Juliet says “Wherefore art thou Romeo?“ she means ”Why do you have to be Romeo—why couldn’t you have a name belonging to some family my folks are friendly with?” she is not asking where Romeo is.


So if you misuse the word in sentences like “Wherefore art thou, Stevie Wonder?” (you wish he’d make another great album like he used to), you make yourself sound illiterate rather than sophisticated.

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