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Native to a country #1 (permalink) Fri May 20, 2005 7:52 am   Native to a country
 

Test No. incompl/advan-83 "GMAT Verbal Quiz (6)", question 4

You can tell that this piece of furniture is ......... to America because of the strong colonial style.

(a) born
(b) inherent
(c) special
(d) native

Test No. incompl/advan-83 "GMAT Verbal Quiz (6)", answer 4

You can tell that this piece of furniture is native to America because of the strong colonial style.

Correct answer: (d) native

Your answer was: incorrect
You can tell that this piece of furniture is inherent to America because of the strong colonial style.
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I don't get the "native to America" structure here...
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Native to a country #2 (permalink) Fri May 20, 2005 9:47 am   Native to a country
 

Native to a country means that it has its origins (birth) in a particular country.
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Ok then... #3 (permalink) Sun May 22, 2005 6:19 am   Ok then...
 

So can we imply that this piece of furniture is "from" America?
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From #4 (permalink) Sun May 22, 2005 8:07 am   From
 

If you said that, it could suggest that the noun is animate/human.
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Yes! #5 (permalink) Thu Jun 02, 2005 19:21 pm   Yes!
 

point taken....
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Native to a country #6 (permalink) Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:17 am   Native to a country
 

Hi Alan,

Updated. I added the sentences, as I've known from my dictionary the expression 'native of':
Could I say in that way:
'I'm native to Russia.'
'I'm native of Russia.'
?

What about district or city:
'I'm native to Moscow district.'
'I'm native of Moscow district.'

'I'm native to Moscow.'
'I'm native of Moscow.'
?

What examples are correct? What is the difference between these paires?

Thank you very much,
Vladimir.
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To or Of? #7 (permalink) Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:56 am   To or Of?
 

Hi teachers,

What about my question above about prepositions 'to' and 'of' between 'native' and geographical areas?

Thank you,
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Native to a country #8 (permalink) Tue Nov 06, 2012 19:14 pm   Native to a country
 

I'm native to Russia.
I'm a native of Russia.
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Re: From #9 (permalink) Mon Nov 12, 2012 15:59 pm   Re: From
 

If you said that, it could suggest that the noun is animate/human.
SO Mr. Alan if I should say the following would it be correct?
1. This very computer is made 'from' the U.S.A. (is this wrong?)
Please confirm thanks.[/b]
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Native to a country #10 (permalink) Mon Nov 12, 2012 16:06 pm   Native to a country
 

Or should I just say: this very computer is a NATIVE to the U.S.A(would this be correct?). Please confirm thanks.
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Native to a country #11 (permalink) Mon Nov 12, 2012 22:02 pm   Native to a country
 

This computer is made in the USA.
This computer is manufactured in the USA.
This computer comes from the USA.

You would not use 'native' of a manufactured object.
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Native to a country #12 (permalink) Mon Nov 12, 2012 22:24 pm   Native to a country
 

Well, you can say "Nexus 4's" native OS is Android 4.2.

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