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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Default of London

    Is this sentence correct:

    1-He is of London.

    Does it mean the same as:

    2-He comes from London.

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    Default Re: of London

    Hello Navi

    Yes; or 'he lives in London'.

    But it's rather an old-fashioned usage. It's probably best avoided in ordinary speech.

    There's a 13th century poem that begins:

    "I am of Ireland,
    And the holy land of Ireland!"

    MrP

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