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    #1

    which of these sounds better?

    John of the transport centre called....

    or John from the transport centre called ....


    thanks.

    Adisco


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    Re: which of these sounds better?

    Hi, Adisco,
    Welcome to the forum.
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    Thumbs up Re: which of these sounds better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi, Adisco,
    Welcome to the forum.
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    Hi, Adisco, welcome to the Rgs.


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    #4

    Re: which of these sounds better?

    John from the transport centre called---

    Thanks.

    Adisco.


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    Re: which of these sounds better?

    Thanks Humble and Sarah for your warm welcome!

    Sarah, if John from the transport centre.... sounds better, John of the ...is not necessarily wrong is it?

    adisco

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    Re: which of these sounds better?

    Quote Originally Posted by adisco View Post
    ... if John from the transport centre.... sounds better, John of the ...is not necessarily wrong is it?
    Almost. One could think up a mock-heroic context (on the analogy of the knights of the Round Table) but I think a transport centre is necessarily so prosaic that you'd have to use from.

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