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    National orientation

    If I'm going to say that it is good to have friends who come from the same country, can I say, "It's good to have the same national orientation friends?"

    Please help.

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    Re: National orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by supada View Post
    If I'm going to say that it is good to have friends who come from the same country, can I say, "It's good to have the same national orientation friends?"

    Please help.
    Do you mean that the friends both come from the same country as you do, or do they both come from another country? And are you in your home country or are you in another country?

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    Re: National orientation

    The friends are from Italy but I'm from Thailand. We are now in U.S.


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    Re: National orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by supada View Post
    The friends are from Italy but I'm from Thailand. We are now in U.S.

    I see. You wouldn't say what you said in your first post; I don't know what that means.

    You can say, 'It's good to have multiple friends from the same foreign country.'
    or, as in your specific example...
    'When in a foreign country, it's good to have multiple friends from another foreign country.'

    The above must be an extremely uncommon thing to say, but that would be the grammar to express that meaning.

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    Re: National orientation

    Thanks a lot, 2006. Sometimes I think sentences in Thai then translate to English so... that's why it is awkward sometimes. LOL

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