From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfromfrom /frəm; strong frɒm $ frəm strong frʌm, frɑːm/ ●●●S1W1 preposition 🔊 🔊 1BEGINNINGwhere somebody/something starts starting at a particular place or position 🔊 How do you get from here to Colchester? 🔊 an empire stretching from Syria to Spain 🔊 The hotel is on the main road from Newport. 🔊 Ernest twice ran away from home.2DISTANCEdistance away used when talking about the distance between places or people to mention one of the places or people 🔊 We live about five miles from Boston. 🔊 a large Victorian house only fifty yards from my workplace 🔊 He was standing only a few feet away from me.3AFTERwhen something starts starting at a particular time 🔊 He’ll be here tomorrow from about seven o'clock onwards. 🔊 We’re going to tell her on her birthday – that’s two weeks from today. 🔊 From now on, I will only be working in the mornings. 🔊 housewives who work from morning to night (=without stopping)4BEGINNINGoriginal condition used to say what condition or situation something is in before it changes 🔊 translating from French into English 🔊 When she arrived, things just went from bad to worse (=got even worse)!5 →from place to place/house to house etc6 →from day to day/from minute to minute etc7 →vary/change etc from something to something8LIMITrange used to mention the two ends of a rangefrom something to something 🔊 Prices range from £10,000 to over £100,000. 🔊 a place where you can buy anything from a handgun to a rocket launcher9HEREposition when watching used to say where someone is when they see or watch something 🔊 From the top of the hill, you can see for miles. 🔊 There’s a man watching us from behind that fence.10REMOVEbeing removed used to say where something is before it is removed 🔊 She pulled her chair away from her desk. 🔊 Philip snatched the book from my hand. 🔊 He took a knife from his pocket. 🔊 Subtract three from fifteen.11absent used to say where someone would normally be, when they are not there 🔊 The boy’s absence from class has been noted. 🔊 I have a brother, but he’s away from home at present.12COME FROM/ORIGINATEorigin used to say where something was or who had it before you obtained it 🔊 I got the idea from Colin. 🔊 Do you know where the information came from? 🔊 Gray caught smallpox from his nephew. 🔊 I’ll show you a short extract from one of our training videos. 🔊 We usually buy our cheese from a shop in the market. 🔊 You have to choose the right answer from a list.13SENDsent/given by somebody used to say who sends or gives something 🔊 He had received a bill for nineteen dollars from St Peter’s hospital. 🔊 I had a phone call from John. 🔊 You need to get permission from the owner. 🔊 with lots of love from Elaine (=used at the end of a letter or on a card)14COME FROM/ORIGINATEplace of birth/work used to say where someone was born, where they live, or where they work 🔊 We invited speakers from all the regions. 🔊 Students from all faculties will have access to the machines. 🔊 There’s a man from the tax office on the phone. 🔊 I’m from Yorkshire (=I was born in Yorkshire).15CAUSEcause used to state the cause of something 🔊 mothers who are exhausted from all the sleepless nights 🔊 Death rates from accidents have been on the increase. 🔊 a patient suffering from stomach pains 🔊 The community benefits from having an excellent health service.16REASONforming opinionsa)used to say what made you form a particular opinion 🔊 From what I’ve read, the company seems to be in difficulties. 🔊 It’s obvious from a quick glance that the plan has changed dramatically.b)used to say how a subject is being considered 🔊 These changes are ideal from my point of view. 🔊 We have spent a lot of time looking at the problem from all angles.17CONSIST OF/BE MADE OFmade of something used to say what substance is used to make something 🔊 Bread is made from flour, water, and yeast. 🔊 a cabinet constructed from chipboard18STOP HAPPENINGAVOIDprevented used to say what is prevented or forbiddenfrom doing something 🔊 These problems have prevented me from completing the work. 🔊 people who have been disqualified from driving 🔊 Tourist coaches will be banned from entering the city centre.19harm used to mention something bad that you do not want to affect someone or something 🔊 ways of protecting yourself from attack 🔊 I will keep you safe from harm.20COMPAREdifference used when you are comparing things or people to mention one of the things or people 🔊 She’s quite different from her sister. 🔊 Our two cats are so alike, I can never tell one from the other.