EnglishClub
Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

Please note that these ESL Forums are NOT part of MyEnglishClub. To post at these ESL Forums please register ↑ first.


born and brought up

Members help members on grammar, vocab, pronunciation...

Moderator: EC

born and brought up

Postby DevDev » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:15 am

I know it is correct to say 'I was born and brought up at so and so place'

But, I find some people say 'I am born and brought up at ...' and they
get shocked when I say 'I was ...', I believe they misunderstand that
we should use 'I was born ...' while talking only about the expired people,
please clarify, thank you.
DevDev
Member
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:49 am
Status: English Learner

Re: born and brought up

Postby Matian » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:48 pm

Hi,
In your answer i must say as far as i'm concerned I've never heard i am born;
as you might well know it's a passive form,and it happened in the past,
but in some cases you might wanna say when i survived from the car crash i felt like i am born again.so here cause it is happening right now you can say that.
something that i got from my experience tell me , English speaking is not just grammar,so it's better off keep our mind on thing which worth it.
hope it works out:)
Matian
Member
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:59 pm
Status: English Teacher

Re: born and brought up

Postby Josef » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:11 am

In normal usage 'I was born and brought up in so and so place' is the correct form.
User avatar
Josef
Protector of the Boards
Protector of the Boards
 
Posts: 692
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2003 6:56 am
Location: England
Status: English Teacher

Re: born and brought up

Postby Tukanja » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:33 am

Born and bread in this part of Balkan. ;-)
User avatar
Tukanja
Gold Member
 
Posts: 459
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:47 pm
Status: English Learner

Re: born and brought up

Postby Josef » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:34 am

born and bred
User avatar
Josef
Protector of the Boards
Protector of the Boards
 
Posts: 692
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2003 6:56 am
Location: England
Status: English Teacher


Return to Help Each Other with English

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests