De vs. depuis in French

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De vs. depuis

Reminder: Depuis expresses a duration of time.
J’habite en France depuis trois ans. I have lived in France for three years.
Il est parti depuis trois mois. He has been gone since 2006.
Using depuis to indicate a place (rather than a time) is frowned upon and technically incorrect. De is the correct option.
Je l’entends depuis ma chambre → Je l’entends de ma chambre. I can hear him from my room.
Le match est retransmis depuis Marseille → Le match est retransmis de Marseille. The match is broadcast from Marseille.
Je t’appelle depuis l’étranger → Je t’appelle de l’étranger. I’m calling you from overseas/abroad.
Depuis can be used with verbs of movement such as conduire, rouler, etc.
Depuis Lyon, nous avons roulé sous la pluie. We’ve been driving in the rain since Lyon.
Il a conduit sans s’arrêter depuis Bordeaux. He has driven without stopping since Bordeaux.

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