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    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.
    While not advocating its use, I think it can be read as saying "she is new[ly come] to town".

    "She is new in town" = she is a new person in the town.

    "New in town" is certainly the more common usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    While not advocating its use, I think it can be read as saying "she is new[ly come] to town".

    "She is new in town" = she is a new person in the town.

    "New in town" is certainly the more common usage.
    Thanks, Anglika.

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