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Native of vs Native to [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2006, 11:17
Can some one please explain the correct use of both?

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Re: Native of vs Native to [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2006, 11:28
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Can some one please explain the correct use of both?

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I'm a native of Britain

I'm native to Britain
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If you could please help on this also.


They are natives of Britain or They are native to Britain.
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If you could please help on this also.


They are natives of Britain or They are native to Britain.


They are both fine.

when using native as a noun, it is native of

on the other hand, when using as an adj, it is native to.

for example,

They are natives of Britain. natives = noun, therefore, "of" follows.

They are native to Britain. native = adjective, therefore, "to" follows.
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