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    chicago-based

    Dear all,

    Does the adj. "Chicago-based" in "Chicago-based interior designer" means that the designer is from Chicago or that he designs using stuff that have a "Chicagoan nature" or what?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: chicago-based

    It means that his base, the office/studio/centre/etc where he works, or the place in which he lives, is located in Chicago.

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    Re: chicago-based

    He is from Chicago.

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    Re: chicago-based

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It means that his base, the office/studio/centre/etc where he works, or the place in which he lives, is located in Chicago.
    Thanks a lot for the illustration.

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    Re: chicago-based

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    He is from Chicago.
    But he might be from Metuchen (ie, have been born there) and moved to Chicago to live and work.

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    Re: chicago-based

    He's from Chicago now if he's Chicago-based.

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    Re: chicago-based

    To most BE speakers 'Where do you come from?' means 'Where were you born?'

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    Re: chicago-based

    Interesting, as a BrE speaker, I would use things the same way as Rover_KE- he's from Chicago now doesn't work for me.

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