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shurale
02-02-2011, 12:10
Do you people (Russian ones :-) know that Marco can be from Italy or of Italy? What is the difference? :-)

Inola
02-02-2011, 16:53
Do you people (Russian ones :-) know that Marco can be from Italy or of Italy? What is the difference? :-)

The first thing that comes to my mind is OF was used a lot in past centuries after the name of a person to indicate where this person is from (a town e.g.)... Was part of the name actually (sort of surname) Name of a country was and (still is) used as part of kings' names... Whereas FROM before a country is used to indicate the country of origin for anybody...

PermHopeful
03-02-2011, 01:55
Do you people (Russian ones :-) know that Marco can be from Italy or of Italy? What is the difference? :-)

What sentence are you trying to construct?

Here are two examples most people would consider to be correct:

1. Marco is from Italy.
2. Marco is of Italian descent.