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Somewhat... Somehow

I have problem with this two words. Can anybody tell me the exact meaning of those two words as well as its usage? 

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Somewhat and somehow act as fillers in your sentences while you speak. 

Somewhat  refers to persons and their emotions, objects while somehow refers to procedures, reasoning.

 

To put them in a sentence:

 

What she told us took us somewhat by surprise.

 

Somehow we were surprised by what she told us.

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