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    #1

    where do you come from? / I am from ...

    Hi,

    I searched for the usage of 'where do you come from' on the forum and learnt that it is used ''to ask someone's town/country of origin. Depending on context, it might be asking where their permanent home is, or where they were born.'' (The source: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...ame-from-Korea.)

    I would like to ask if we can answer 'I am from....' as an answer to 'where do you come from?' or not.

    - Where are you from?
    I come from England.

    - Where do you come from?
    I am from England.

    Thanks.

  1. Raymott's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: where do you come from? / I am from ...

    Yes, you can say that.

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: where do you come from? / I am from ...

    They both work. Based on the questions and the answers, it seems that the answer to 1 matches better with question 2 and vice versa.

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