"If I were from any other country, I still wouldn't be a nationalist"

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Vibrato

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Greek
Hi everyone. Can I say "I am not a nationalist. If I were from any other country, I still wouldn't be a nationalist", or do I have to say "I am not a nationalist. If I were from another country, I still wouldn't be a nationalist"?
 
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  • Barque

    Banned
    Tamil
    They're both correct grammatically and mean much the same but I think it'd sound better if you used "Even".

    Even if I were from another country, I still...
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    The first one more clearly states the idea that there is no country which could cause you to feel nationalism. "Any other country" is all the other countries as a group. The second one allows us to consider one country at a time. You might think of one that is really good while you're doing that.
     

    Vibrato

    Banned
    Greek
    The first one more clearly states the idea that there is no country which could cause you to feel nationalism. "Any other country" is all the other countries as a group. The second one allows us to consider one country at a time. You might think of one that is really good while you're doing that.
    Thank you. This is what I was thinking too.
     
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