Hi people!

Is there any difference between these two questions?

1. Where are you from?

2. Where are you from originally?

I can see no difference between them, but 3 of my students were agreed that the questions were not the same and that they asked for different information. Furthermore, they said they'd give a different answer to each question. For instance, when asked "Where are you from?", they would answer "I'm from La Plata (= a city in Buenos Aires), whereas when asked "Where are you from originally?", they would answer "I'm from Buenos Aires". I can't get this slight difference, can you?

Another doubt: Is the use of "were agreed" correct in my above sentence? I think it should be, since the meaning here is: "they had the same opinion", but I don't remember having used this expression before.

Thanks a lot!

#1 is more general, and #2 is more specific, and often used after #1 as a clarifier.

Were agreed is fine.
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I think there is a little difference between both.

Where are you from? - here one can answer where he is (staying) currently.

Where are you from originally - here one can answer his native place.

e.g suppose Mr. John is settled in Germany and his native place is London then he could give 2 different answers.

Where are you from - I am from Germany

Where are you from originally - Originally I am from London but setteled in Germany

Hope this will help you.
Thanks a lot!! Both your answers were really helpful! Now, Mister Micawber, what do you think the difference in meaning is? Could you give some examples?

Thanks a lot!!

#1 is more general, and #2 is more specific

I came to Japan from Los Angeles, so I'm from Los Angeles, but I'm originally from Chicago.
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When 'originally' is used, the speaker is making the point that he does not believe you are from here but recognise that you have made a good attempt at being integrated here. It is essentially the same as sentence 1 with a false politeness. You can reply by asking the same question.

I am from sindhuli ghyanlakh no. 2

"We're agreed" can't be correct. It's not correct to use " to be" before "agree" to show our agreement. For example we could say "I agree with you" or "I don't agree with you". "I'm agree or o I was agree" and the sentences like those are wrong. Thank you for sharing your question and idea

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navy pen 105"We're agreed" can't be correct.

Actually, it's fine. You can find a lot of examples on the internet.


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