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  1. Newbie
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      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
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      • Japan
      • Current Location:
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    #1

    Is this sentence correct?

    Does this sentence make sense? What I meant to say is that I grew up in a country with more homogeneous population and I did not think about my race/ethnicity until I was in more diverse environment.

    "Because I was born and raised in [name of country]without giving much thought to issues of ethnicity, I had never really identified as Asian until I started working at xxx."

    I originally wrote the sentence as below:
    "Born and raised in [name of country], I had never really identified as Asian until I started working at xxx."

    But the editor fixed it to
    "Although I was born and raised in ..."
    Probably because it didn't make sense to him/her that I didn't identify as Asian while I grew up in a country in Asia.

    Thank you for your help!

  2. Tarheel's Avatar
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      • American English
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    #2

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Why don't you just say Japan? (That's what's in your profile.) That would make your original sentence:

    Born and raised in Japan, I had never really identified as Asian until I started working at xxx.

    But you are not asking about that one, are you? You are asking about:

    Because I was born and raised in [name of country] without giving much thought to issues of ethnicity, I had never really identified as Asian until I started working at xxx.


    I would change that (but not much). Try:


    Because I was born and raised in Japan and never gave much thought to issues of ethnicity, I had never really identified as Asian until I started working at xxx.


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