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    Style question

    I just read in a text:
    ... his roots come from the street
    in terms of grammer this is probably correct.

    In terms of style shouldn't it be
    ... his roots are the street or originate the street

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    Re: Style question

    Quote Originally Posted by ahold View Post
    I just read in a text:
    ... his roots come from the street
    in terms of grammer this is probably correct.

    In terms of style shouldn't it be
    ... his roots are the street or originate the street
    I would agree that actually are is probably better, but in that case I would reverse the sentence:

    The streets are his roots.

    With originate we use from/in.

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    Re: Style question

    Thank you that really helps. I will remember

    originate in
    originate from


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