part of speech: preposition

definition 1: used to show a starting point in place or time.

  • We ran from his house to mine.
  • We are meeting her one hour from now.

definition 2: used to identify the origin or source.

  • Don got a postcard from his friend.
  • Joe is from Kentucky.
  • Wood comes from trees.

definition 3: used to show difference.

  • The farmer can tell one chick from another.

definition 4: used to show distance or separation.

  • The school is eight miles from here.

definition 5: used to show cause.

  • They were tired out from sledding.

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