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    #1

    Talking Born and Brought up/Raised

    Hi,

    Which is more appropriate?

    Born and brought up
    or
    Born and raised

    I was born and brought up in New York.

    I was born and raised in New York.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Born and Brought up/Raised

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Which is more appropriate?

    Born and brought up
    or
    Born and raised

    I was born and brought up in New York.

    I was born and raised in New York.

    Thanks
    "Born and brought up" is BrE, "Born and raised" is AmE.


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    #3

    Re: Born and Brought up/Raised

    Don't American English speakers use "bring (someone) up / bring up (someone)" to mean "to take care of and teach (a child who is growing up)"?

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    ▪ I was born and brought up [=raised, reared] in Chicago.


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    #4

    Re: Born and Brought up/Raised

    Yes, we do. We use that phrase by itself, but we do not normally use the phrase "someone is born and brought up (someplace)." In that phrase, Americans virtually always say raised.

    Greg

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