Is the phrase "Being born and brought up in India.. " correct usage? It is at the start of the paragraph

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    Yes, seems like a perfectly correct usage. Of course, providing that the rest of the sentence is structured in a right way. Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 10:06
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    – Adam
    Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 15:43

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Yes, it's fine.

However, the more common idiom is "I was born and raised in India" (or wherever).

"Brought up in India" would usually be used without the word "born".

I'm speaking of American English here. I don't know if Indian English would be different on this point.

  • I do think born and brought up is particularly common in Indian English.
    – user230
    Commented Jul 22, 2015 at 6:12

It sounds like you might be looking for a sentence-leading dependent clause. In that case, "having been born and raised" sounds more natural. For example:

Having been born and raised in India, I am fluent in Hindi.

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