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    starting from/on

    The following is an advertisement on English courses.

    Courses starting from 3 January 2012:

    General English for adults part-time

    IELTS preparation

    General English for adults full-time

    Business English

    Is 'from' the correct preposition? I was taught that it should be 'starting on". So I am confused, why 'from' is used.

    Should it, in fact, be 'from' or 'on'?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 01-Dec-2011 at 20:43.

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    Re: starting from/on

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The following is an advertisement on English courses.

    Courses starting from 3 January 2012:

    General English for adults part-time

    IELTS preparation

    General English for adults full-time

    Business English

    Is 'from' the correct preposition? I was taught that it should be 'starting on". So I am confused, why 'from' is used.

    Should it, in fact, be 'from' or 'on'?

    Thanks.
    If that is the date that all the courses start, use "on". You could use "from" if they will be starting in a staggered fashion from 3rd of January onwards.

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    Re: starting from/on

    I would say "an advertisement for English courses."

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