I hailed from Italy" means "I came from Italy.

Hi teachers,

  1. “…and in pointing out some of the links that destiny is forging between your people and ours.” means “…and in mentioning some of the connections that fate is making between your people and ours.”?

  2. “I hailed from Italy” means “I came from Italy.”?

Many thanks in advance.

  1. Yes.

  2. Yes, normally in the sense that the person was born or raised in Italy, or considers/considered it home (rather than just happened to be travelling from Italy).

Thanks - Dozy