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I thought "come from" is used when people talk about their nationality. What's it mean here and is it used in other contexts too?

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Rebecca

Good question! "To come from somewhere/someone/something" means "to be from ______(place, person or thing)". It is used to find out the origin or source of something (for example, someone's nationality is their origin). Max wants to know the source/origin of the tickets. In this context, the source is not a place but a person (Moon). Ex: "These tickets come from Mary!" Ex: "Mary comes from Sydney, Australia."

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