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    'of Europe' vs 'from Europe'

    1) People of Europe are very friendly and helpful by nature.
    2) People from Europe are very friendly and helpful by nature.

    What's the difference between the sentences above?

    Does sentence #1 suggest that you are an outsider living in Europe at the time of making this comment?

    Does sentence #2 suggest that you are making this comment by observing people who came from Europe and are living in your continent ?


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    Re: 'of Europe' vs 'from Europe'

    2) People from Europe are very friendly and helpful by nature.

    Does sentence #2 suggest that you are making this comment by observing people who came from Europe and are living in your continent ?


    1) People in Europe are very friendly and helpful by nature.

    Does sentence #1 suggest that you are an outsider living in Europe at the time of making this comment?
    It could also be a statement made by anyone in the world who has formed a picture of Europeans as being 'friendly and helpful'.

    3) People of Europe : the War is over!

    The use of 'of' here is similar to when you say, The Government of India.
    For a person to say (3), it would be part of an oration by some political leader.

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