Expression: Be from

Dear teachers,

Be from is only used to say what sb’s native country. Ex: I’m from Vnam.

This statement is right?

If now I’m in Vnam. Tomorrow, I’ll be in Italy. In 3 days, I’ll go to England from France. So, can I say then:

I’m from France. (That doesn’t mean my native country is France).


Hi Quoc

Very often, yes, that would be the case.

But it could also be used to speak of your company, for example. (“I’m from XXZ Company.”)

In your example, I would not say “I’m from France.” For me, that is incorrect.

Instead you could say (for example) “I’ve just come from France.”