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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Cool Buy to or from

    Hello!

    Is the use of "from" correct in this sentence, please?

    "That big millionaire bought the patent from an engineer".

    Could we use "to" instead without changing the meaning?

    Thanks a lot
    W

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    montfan is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: Buy to or from

    I am not a teacher.

    No, you can not interchange "from" and "to" without changing meaning. In this case, "to" would not make sense at all.

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    Default Re: Buy to or from

    To and from are essentially antonyms.

    '...buy from' '...sell to.'

    Rover

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