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Native of Vs. Native to [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2009, 21:52
As both Native of and Native to are correct. In which situation are these to be used?
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Re: Native of Vs. Native to [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2009, 22:01
Native to --> said for animals, plants
ex/ The bulldog is native to England
ex/ the cherry blossom tree is native to Japan

Native of --> said for people
ex/ John is a Native of England
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Use “native to” when you’re talking about a category, characteristic, or species; and is used as adjective.

Ex. There is a unique business culture native to the U.S.


Use “a native of” when you’re talking about where a person was born, and is used as noun.
* Also, the letter 'a' should always precede the word 'native' as shown below:

Ex. a native of: It infects those who are not even a native of America.



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