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which ones correct

my father belongs to london
or
my father belongs from london

can "belong" be used with "from" as in "belong/s from" ??
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Hi,

I wouldn't really, really say 'I belong to London' is wrong. I'd say it seems like a rather old-fashioned expression that dates back to a time when people felt more allegiance to the place where they had lived all their life.

Consider this old song. The bolding is by me.

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/I_Belong_to_Glasgow.htm

I Belong to Glasgow

I Belong to Glasgow
(Will Fyffe)

I've been wi' a couple o' cronies,
One or two pals o' my ain;
We went in a hotel, and we did very well,
And then we came out once again;
Then we went into anither,
And that is the reason I'm fu';
We had six deoch-an-doruses, then sang a chorus,
Just listen, I'll sing it to you:

I belong to Glasgow,
Dear old Glasgow town;

But what's the matter wi' Glasgow,
For it's goin' roun' and roun'!
I'm only a common old working chap,
As anyone here can see,
But when I get a couple o' drinks on a Saturday,
Glasgow belongs to me!

There's nothing in keeping your money,
And saving a shilling or two;
If you've nothing to spend, then you've nothing to lend,
Why that's all the better for you;
There no harm in taking a drappie,
It ends all your trouble and strife;
It gives ye the feeling that when you get home,
You don't give a hang for the wife!

I belong to Glasgow, etc.
 
Best wishes, Clive
Tanitwhere belong has another meaning, that of feeling happy in a certain place or situation?
It's possible that the original poster heard that, but I don't think that's the meaning that Zafar was asking about. I think Zafar's question concerned being a citizen or resident of London, not feeling happy in London. I could be wrong, of course. Emotion: smile

CJ
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CalifJim understood it right. I had a problem with 'belong''s connotation concerning residentiary. But all the other things I came to know in the process surely mean a lot to me. All of you are really helpful. Thanks everyone!
I belong from pakistan or i belong to pakistan which one is ryt?
AnonymousI belong from pakistan or i belong to pakistan which one is ryt?
Neither is right. You can say these:

I am Pakistani.
I am from Pakistan.
I was born in Pakistan.
My homeland is Pakistan.
I come from Pakistan.
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You guys explained the above problem with examples of 'Belongs to 'where as there was no mention of any situation where 'belongs form 'was mentioned .Could anyone explain situations where ' belongs from' is used and why?
AnonymousCould anyone explain situations where ' belongs from' is used and why?
Belongs from is never used in natural native English. There aren't any situations.
Several of the posts in this thread said that.

These are natural collocations:
belong to (very frequent)
belong with (very rare)
Keep your belonging under your eyes to save it from rouge means belong has a meaning something you own. Hence, belong to london will be like as if he owns london.
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