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    Default born from or born of?

    My grammar book says both of and from mean one's originality or where one's from, but how can you tell when to use of or from?
    Does born from work in the second example? I guess not and I heard only "He is from a wealthy family". What do you think is the criteria?

    ex)Where are those guys from?
    He is born of(born from) a wealthy family.

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    Default Re: born from or born of?

    Not a teacher.

    Definition and pronunciation of born | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary

    He was born into a wealthy family.

    And, according to OALD, we can use of/to:
    He was born of/to wealthy parents.

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    Default Re: born from or born of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Not a teacher.

    Definition and pronunciation of born | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary

    He was born into a wealthy family.

    And, according to OALD, we can use of/to:
    He was born of/to wealthy parents.
    I just want to know the fundamental difference between from and of in the meaning of origin. When can you use from or of?

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