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    #1

    These fruits are not grown *in the local*.

    "These fruits are not grown in the local. They are imported from Thailand."
    Is the use of "in the local" correct? What's the part of speech of the word "local" here? Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: These fruits are not grown *in the local*.

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    Is the use of "in the local" correct?
    No. To me, if you say "the local", you're talking about a pub.
    Say,
    These fruit are not grown locally.

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    #3

    Re: These fruits are not grown *in the local*.

    Do you mean they're not grown in the area local to where the speaker is when he/she is speaking? Given that you're saying that these fruits have to be imported from Thailand, it seems to me that you're trying to say that these fruits aren't grown anywhere in the entire country the speaker is in. "Local/locally" don't mean "in this country".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: These fruits are not grown *in the local*.

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    "These fruits are not grown in the local. They are imported from Thailand."
    Is the use of "in the local" correct? What's the part of speech of the word "local" here? Thanks!
    I just realized you may mean in the locale. The latter word means "region".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: These fruits are not grown *in the local*.

    z7655431, can you tell us where you found that sentence?

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    #6

    Re: These fruits are not grown *in the local*.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    z7655431, can you tell us where you found that sentence?
    The sentence is from my test paper published in Taiwan. I guess they don't have native speakers to proofread.

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