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    Default FROM versus AT

    What's the difference of FROM A DISTANCE from AT A DISTANCE?

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    Default Re: FROM versus AT

    Why don't you try using each phrase in a sentence of your own?

    We'll be happy to comment.

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    Default Re: FROM versus AT

    She was looking at Gab from a distance.

    She was looking at Gab who was standing and talking to Vira at a distance.


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    Exactly, Kristine May.

    Well done!

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    Default Re: FROM versus AT

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Exactly, Kristine May.

    Well done!

    Rover
    I signed a thank for this post. not because of the educational content but because of the method.

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    Default Re: FROM versus AT

    Hi, Teacher Khosro and Teacher Rover! When you say Venus looks at Gab from a distance, the phrase from a distance pertains to Venus as the reference point meaning the distance from Venus to Gab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine May View Post
    Hi, Teacher Khosro and Teacher Rover! When you say Venus looks at Gab from a distance, the phrase from a distance pertains to Venus as the reference point meaning the distance from Venus to Gab?
    I think this is a good question. We might say that in the second sentence we have no "reference point" in mind and we are just dealing with the distance itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine May View Post
    Hi, Teacher Khosro and Teacher Rover! When you say Venus looks at Gab from a distance, the phrase from a distance pertains to Venus as the reference point meaning the distance from Venus to Gab?
    yes, at a distance is seen as a point. At can be a point in time and place: at 8 O´clock or at the doctor´s. From refers to distance. It is simply a matter of perspective.

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    Thanks for all of you!

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