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    in these parts

    Is it an old-fashioned phrase or is it used in our times?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: in these parts

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Is it an old-fashioned phrase or is it used in our times?
    It's not common in BrE.

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    #3

    Re: in these parts

    I might say "round these parts" to mean "in this area." It's not terribly common. It's a bit folksy.

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    Re: in these parts

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's not common in BrE.
    And is there something very common with the same meaning? How should I change, e.g. "Does it often rain in these parts?" to make it sound natural?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #5

    Re: in these parts

    "Around here"

    Do you get much rain around here?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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