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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.

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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:)

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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.

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Re: born and brought up

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

Born and bread in this part of Balkan. ;-)

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Re: born and brought up

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

born and bred


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