What is the difference between "He comes from the U.S." and "He is from the U.S."? Can you always use them interchangeably, or is there a subtle difference between them?


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Technically, they both should be interchangeable. As a native speaker, "He comes from the U.S." sounds to me like it could mean "he was formerly in the U.S.", whereas "He is from the U.S." sounds more common and does not carry that ambiguity.

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