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    #1

    home country, hometown, countriman, and ?

    1. My home country is Iran.
    2. My home town is Shahrood.
    3. Ali is from Iran too, so he is my fellow countryman.
    4. Ali is from Shahrood too, so he is my (......?)
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    #2

    Re: home country, hometown, countriman, and ?

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    3. Ali is from Iran too, so he is my fellow countryman.
    You can say this, but we normally would not bother with "so he is my fellow countryman". There is no need for it. You could also just say, "Ali is a fellow Iranian".
    4. Ali is from Shahrood too, so he is my (......?)
    We have no natural word in English for this. In this sentence, there is no need to say anything after 'Shahrood'.
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    #3

    Re: home country, hometown, countriman, and ?

    You could say that someone is from your hometown.

    "We're from the same hometown."

    This could be a US thing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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