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English definition of “from”


preposition (REMOVE)    strong /frɒm/ US  /frɑːm/ weak /frəm/
used to show that someone has left a place, or that something has been removed or taken away: They were exiled from their homes during the war. Her handbag was snatched from her in the street. A refining process is used to extract usable fuel from crude oil.Backwards, sideways and back and forth If you take a smaller amount from a larger amount, you reduce the larger amount by the smaller one: 3 from 16 is 13.Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating Grammar:FromFrom is a preposition.See moreGrammar:Starting pointWe use from to show the time or point in time when something starts:See moreGrammar:OriginWe use from to refer to the place where someone or something starts or originates:See moreGrammar:FromtoWe use from … to to talk about ranges of different things:See more
(Definition of from preposition (REMOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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