I'm from Bristol

We often tell people where we are from when we meet them. Here are different ways of doing that.

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. I come from Bristol.
  2. I'm from Bristol.
  3. I'm a Bristolian.
  4. Bristol's where I'm from.
  5. Bristol's my hometown.
  6. I was born and bred in Bristol.
  7. I'm a Bristol boy/girl.
  8. Bristol's my home.
  9. I call Bristol home.
  10. I'm based in Bristol.
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. 1 and 2 are both very common ways of giving this information.
  2. 3. Many cities can be used like this. Other examples are Bathonian from Bath, a Londoner from London, a Mancunian from Manchester.
  3. 4. is a version of 4, and puts the emphasis on the place, not on you.
  4. 5. We all have a hometown - even if we don't live in it now.
  5. 6. If you are 'born and bred' in a place it means you were born and grew up there.
  6. 7. A Bristol boy/girl is used even with adults. It means you spent your younger years in a place.
  7. 8 and 9 are similar. We use these expressions to talk about where we live even if it's different from where we were born.
  8. 10 is more common when we are living somewhere, maybe for a period of time, but it is not where we were born. If you change where you live because of your work, this is a useful structure.
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