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    Use of 'in' in sentences with 'from'

    Hi,

    I've got a question about the use of 'in' in the following sentence:

    'I'm form Rome, Italy.' or 'I'm from Rome in Italy.'

    I don't know if both of them are correct, or if there is any difference between them (i.e., when 'in' is included and when it is omitted).

    Thank you for your help.

    heyt


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    Re: Use of 'in' in sentences with 'from'

    Quote Originally Posted by heyt View Post
    Hi,

    I've got a question about the use of 'in' in the following sentence:

    'I'm form Rome, Italy.' or 'I'm from Rome in Italy.'

    I don't know if both of them are correct, or if there is any difference between them (i.e., when 'in' is included and when it is omitted).

    heyt
    I bet people throw in the "in" because the comma is so hard to pronounce.

    I'd never say "I'm from Boston in Massachusetts," but I might say, "I'm from Boston in the US."
    Possibly that's because there is no usage like this:
    "Boston, USA"

    I guess you'd just throw in that "in" if it made your sentence smoother or clearer.


    I once heard a remark that only people from Massachusetts refer to their state by its abbreviation. It's perfectly normal for me to say, "I'm from Boston, Mass." But no one ever says, "I'm from Tampa, Fla" or "I'm from San Diego, Cal."

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    Smile Re: Use of 'in' in sentences with 'from'

    Thank you very much, Ann1977!

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