from Definition

  • 1indicating the point in space at which a journey, motion, or action starts
  • 2indicating the distance between a particular place and another place used as a point of reference
  • 3indicating the source or provenance of someone or something

Using from: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "from" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I'm from New York.

  • Example

    The train from Paris arrives at 6 pm.

  • Example

    The book was translated from French.

from Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with from

  • from the very beginning, without using anything that already exists


    I made this cake from scratch.

  • from head to toe

    completely, in every way


    She was dressed in red from head to toe.

  • occasionally, sometimes


    I like to go to the beach from time to time.


Summary: from in Brief

The preposition 'from' [fruhm] indicates the starting point of a journey, motion, or action, as well as the distance between two places. It also indicates the source or origin of someone or something. Common phrases include 'from scratch,' meaning from the very beginning, 'from head to toe,' meaning completely, and 'from time to time,' meaning occasionally.

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