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    This is an extract from an article in an internally well-known megazine and I wonder if "from" is possible in place of "to".

    - With just minutes remaining to a deadline

    Or is the following fine to convey the same message as above?

    With just minutes away from a deadline


    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: from or to?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris 06 View Post
    This is an extract from an article in an internally well-known megazine and I wonder if "from" is possible in place of "to".

    - With just minutes remaining to a deadline

    Or is the following fine to convey the same message as above?

    With just minutes away from a deadline


    Thanks in advance.
    Can you give more context?

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    Default Re: from or to?

    If you use "from," I'd think that the deadline has already passed. For instance, With just minutes away from a deadline would mean you just missed the deadline by few minutes away.

    Therefore, I think that using "to" is the way to go.

    Like any other of my responses, my answer need to be verified.
    Last edited by kiwi man; 18-Apr-2011 at 16:33.

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    Default Re: from or to?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris 06 View Post
    This is an extract from an article in an internally well-known megazine and I wonder if "from" is possible in place of "to".

    - With just minutes remaining to a deadline

    Or is the following fine to convey the same message as above?

    With just minutes away from a deadline


    Thanks in advance.
    "Away from" is OK and I would prefer it.

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