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    Smile she new to town

    Don't scare Anna! She's new to town. I'm trying to make her feel welcome.




    I wonder what the difference is between "She's new in town" and the underlined part. Thanks.

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    Default Re: she new to town

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Don't scare Anna! She's new to town. I'm trying to make her feel welcome.




    I wonder what the difference is between "She's new in town" and the underlined part. Thanks.
    She`s new in town - correct

    The use of the preposition to in your sentence may be informal, because, as far as I know, this preposition is used in order to express movement toward a place.

    She`s new to town might mean She`s come to town recently. I think, this is the explanation for using to in the sentence.

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    Default Re: she new to town

    Thanks, teia.
    But what is the difference between them?

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    Default Re: she new to town

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, teia.
    But what is the difference between them?
    You are welcome!

    All I know is that new to.. means
    having no previous experience of
    E.g.: He's new to this kind of work.
    New to might mean that she is completely new in town - it emphasizes the idea of not having visited or gone to that town before.
    New to puts a stronger emphasis [on the idea in the sentence] than the phrase new in.
    Last edited by Teia; 21-Sep-2007 at 18:38.

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    Default Re: she new to town

    Thanks, teia, again.
    I now get the "new to" part, but as for "new in" could you say something about it?

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    Default Re: she new to town

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, teia, again.
    I now get the "new to" part, but as for "new in" could you say something about it?
    Welcome, again!

    New in town - it is a usual way to say that somebody is a newcomer to a town.
    New to town - it emphasizes the idea of being totally unaccustomed to the town
    Anyway, I would choose:
    She's unaccustomed to the city/town = She is new to town = She has never visited this town before.
    I would like to see some English natives` opinions.
    Last edited by Teia; 21-Sep-2007 at 18:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Welcome, again!

    New in town - it is a usual way to say that somebody is a newcomer to a town.
    New to town - it emphasizes the idea of being totally unaccustomed to the town
    Anyway, I would choose:
    She's unaccustomed to the city/town = She is new to town = She has never visited this town before.
    I would like to see some English natives` opinions.
    Aren't you counted as a native speaker? Based on your writing, you sound like a native speaker or at least you must have stayed in English-speaking countries for a while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Aren't you counted as a native speaker? Based on your writing, you sound like a native speaker or at least you must have stayed in English-speaking countries for a while?
    I have been studying English language, culture and literature since I was a child and ,now, I am only 52.
    I have never visited England or any other English speaking countries, though my life dream is doing it. My father was half German and we used to talk German, but my real hobby was and is English. Some years ago I lived in Germany -it was only for a short period -two years- and, although I could talk German, I preferred English. Moreover, I graduated two faculties of English language and, respectively, civilisation [ in my country]. Experience comes with time. I am still studying. .
    Romania was under the communist regime for a long, long time, but the most important and good thing I remember about that period is that we, students, had the opportunity to study any foreign languages as much as we wanted.

    So, you see, only by hard work , one can acquire knowledge. I am not an expert. I still have much to learn. At least, I try.

    By the way, your English is very good. Keep up with your good work on English language
    Last edited by Teia; 21-Sep-2007 at 19:19.

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    Wow! That's touching and amusing! I need to learn from your experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Wow! That's touching and amusing! I need to learn from your experiences.
    We are here to help each other and one another. So, all we have to do, is ask whenever we want to understand something.
    Sometimes, I feel I have so many questions to put that, the next moment I lose all my ideas and my mind is blank and deprived of thoughts. Then, I realize that I am exhausted, as I am now. I have to go to bed, although I`d like to stay some more time. All I know that tomorrow`s another day . Come back tomorrow!
    Bye!
    Take care!

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