The Impeccable Guide for Using “From”!
The Preposition From is one of the most useful prepositions. Let’s get to know it!
From Prepositional Phrases:
From the house
From the attacker
From A to Z
From A to B
From the bank
From every side
Far from it
Away from home
From top to bottom
Shoot from the hip
From the lake
From day to day
From the shareholders
From day one
From first to last
From the dead
From day one
From top to toe
From father to son
Fall from grace
Far from pleased
From a distance
From Phrasal Verbs:
Walk away from
Go back from
Rent/ Hire from
Shy away from
Take away from = learn or steal
Run away from
Stand under from
Break off from
Bear off from
In the English language, there are many words that are exchangeable and can be used interchangeably most of the time. However, English learners tend to overextend the allowed jurisdiction of interchangeability. This happens particularly with “from” since they are extremely mixed up with prepositions of time. Also, you have to pay attention not mix from with form for the latter is not a preposition at all.
From shows the relationship between a verb and a noun or a noun and another noun.
The preposition “from” is usually simple, and it is usually used to indicate the movement or transportation between two places or even two emotional states.
From has several meanings and presumes to several roles in the sentence not just an indicator of movement from one place to another:
It is used to pinpoint when something starts and how long it lasts:
I watched a play yesterday from 8:00 p.m. sharp till 11:30.
Jack was mute from birth until seven, but thank God he managed to talk afterward.
It can be used to indicate the original date/ origin of something :
Archeologists found evidence from the fourteenth century that proves that humans had preliminary suspicions about the shape of the Earth.
This problem is originated from his denial and refusal to admit his mistakes.
It is used to illustrate what is the core material of a certain something.
The sheet is made from silk.
This shirt is made from cotton 100%.
To show the distance between two points:
The hospital is 1 kilometer far from my home.
To say that something has been prevented:
The kids rescued the old man from falling down and called the ambulance.
The Preposition from encompasses numerous meanings and represents an epitome of the English language