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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfromfrom /frəm; strong frɒm $ frəm strong frʌm, frɑːm/ ●●● S1 W1 preposition  1 BEGINNINGwhere 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.2 DISTANCEdistance 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.3 AFTERwhen 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)4 BEGINNINGoriginal 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 something8 LIMITrange 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 launcher9 HEREposition 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.10 REMOVEbeing 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.11 absent 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.12 COME 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.13 SENDsent/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)14 COME 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).15 CAUSEcause 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.16 REASONforming opinions a) 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.17 CONSIST 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 chipboard18 STOP 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.19 harm 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.20 COMPAREdifference 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.
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fromI was only there from 11:30 to 1 o'clock.Mr. Schultz poured himself a drink from a carton in the fridge.I think they come from a pretty wealthy family.He'll be here tomorrow from about seven o'clock onward.Death rates from accidents have declined.Orders have come in from all fifty states.Sandi looked at me disapprovingly from behind her desk.I had to take that new toy away from Corey.I speak from experience.Have you heard anything from Gary yet?Diane pulled her chair away from her desk.From his voice I'd say he was born somewhere in the North of England.Actually, Ron's from New Orleans.I've gained a lot of weight this winter from not doing any exercise.It's about an hour and a half from San Jose.Seattle is about 100 miles from the Canadian border.From the first time we met, I knew we would be good friends.Hi Dot, it's Marie from the Senior Center.From what I understand, you all did pretty well on the test.New York cheddar cheese is different from Wisconsin cheddar cheese.from morning to nightFor the first time in my life, I enjoyed the work I did from morning to night.My life was still busy from morning to night.They fussed and fumed from morning to night.They will stay even-tempered from morning to night.Rushing, rushing, traffic from morning to night: it goes on twenty-four hours a day.They laughed from morning to night: We were taught by Jessie.went from bad to worseIn the face of severe local competition, matters went from bad to worse.Things went from bad to worse.It went from bad to worse as the heavens opened and turned the circuit into one huge puddle.As 1931 went from bad to worse the possibility of another marriage began to seem her best hope of salvation.
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