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    vladz Guest

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    What is the right preposition to use in the sample sentence below, "from" or "with"?

    _____ the help of his father, Peter were able to finance and manage an agricultural business.

    My teacher answered "from" but the usual expression is "with". Is it possible to use "from" and would there be difference in the meaning if use "with"? Also, did I punctuate my sentences correctly?




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    Quote Originally Posted by vladz
    What is the right preposition to use in the sample sentence below, "from" or "with"?

    _____ the help of his father, Peter were able to finance and manage an agricultural business.

    My teacher answered "from" but the usual expression is "with". Is it possible to use "from" and would there be difference in the meaning if use "with"? Also, did I punctuate my sentences correctly?




    the forever student of this forum,


    It's definitely "with". I wouldn't feel comfortable putting "from" as it just doesn't sound right to me.

    Vladz

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    Default Re: From or With?

    Quote Originally Posted by vladz
    What is the right preposition to use in the sample sentence below, "from" or "with"?

    _____ the help of his father, Peter were able to finance and manage an agricultural business.

    My teacher answered "from" but the usual expression is "with". Is it possible to use "from" and would there be difference in the meaning if use "with"? Also, did I punctuate my sentences correctly?
    I agree with Natalie. :D The correct choice is 'with'.

    Peter was able to finance and manage an agricultural business with the help of his father.

    With the help of his father, Peter was able to finance and manage an agricultural business.

    Peter's father gave him the money, so the money is 'from' his father, like this,

    With help from his father, Peter was able to.... (OK)
    With the help of his father, Peter was able to.... (OK)

    All the best, :D

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