The main uses of 'from'

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The main uses of 'From'

The most common uses of FROM:
•  origin:
Where are you from? Which country were you born in?
I am from Norway. I was born in Norway.
a train from London a train which started its journey in London
(as opposed to a train to London a train which is going to London as its destination)

•  the starting point, in either space or time:
from Paris to Dakar starting in Paris and ending in Dakar
from Monday to Friday starting on Monday and ending on Friday
from November 1st until December 5th starting on November 1st and ending on December 5th

•  cause:
She died from a heart attack. She died due to, because of a heart attack.
Bruno suffers from a strange disease. Bruno has a strange disease.
I'm still a little drunk from all the champagne I drank yesterday. I'm still slightly drunk due to all the champagne I drank yesterday.
He still has a scar from his car accident years ago. He still has a scar caused by his car accident years ago.

•  reference:
From what I read in the newspapers, he's still alive. Based on what I read in the newspapers, he's still alive.
From his point of view, the company isn't pursuing all the possible opportunities abroad. According to him, the company isn't pursuing all the possible opportunities abroad.

•  some nice idioms:
from time to time every now and again, occasionally, sometimes
from now on starting this moment and continuing into the future
to stop (somebody) from (doing something) to make sure that someone does not do something


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