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    "in" or "from"

    Suppose that I know a singer. The singer lives in, say, Bonn, Germany. In such a case, we would say "The singer in Bonn is a very talented person", wouldn't we?

    Now, suppose that the same singer, who lives in Bonn, is now in New York, USA. In such a case, we would say "The singer from Bonn is a very talented person", wouldn't we? Why? Because his normal place of residence is Bonn. He has been staying in New York for some time.

    What is your opinion on that?

    Thank you.


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    Re: "in" or "from"

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Suppose that I know a singer. The singer lives in, say, Bonn, Germany. In such a case, we would say "The singer in Bonn is a very talented person", wouldn't we?
    No, we wouldn't, unless there was only one singer in Bonn. You might say, "The singer I know in Bonn ..."

    Now, suppose that the same singer, who lives in Bonn, is now in New York, USA. In such a case, we would say "The singer from Bonn is a very talented person", wouldn't we? We could. Why? Because that's where he's from.
    Because his normal place of residence is Bonn. He has been staying in New York for some time. He's still from Bonn.

    What is your opinion on that?

    I think it's rather obvious from the meanings of 'in' and 'from'. Naturally, you could refer to him in different terms.

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    Re: "in" or "from"

    I know you are right. I think it was a completely wrong example. Let's talk about the same singer but in a different context.

    The singer in Bonn is giving a concert this coming Monday. The singer lives in Bonn.

    The singer from Bonn is giving a concert this coming Monday. He has been staying in New York for some time.

    What is your opinion?

    Thank you.
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    Re: "in" or "from"

    Yes. You can say that of anybody - they don't have to be singers.

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    Re: "in" or "from"

    Depending on the present location and permanent residence?

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