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    Question by or from another nightmare

    I knew I was awaken by another nightmare again!

    Should I say "from" in the above sentence?
    I'm not quite sure...
    Anyone can enlighten me a little bit? Thanks.

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    Re: by or from another nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by piggy386
    I knew I was awaken by another nightmare again!

    Should I say "from" in the above sentence?
    I'm not quite sure...
    Anyone can enlighten me a little bit? Thanks.
    If the nightmare woke you up, use "by", but if someone woke you up, use "from".

    EX: I was woken up by my dream. (My dream made me wake up)
    EX: I was woken up from my dream. (My bother made me wake up, and I was having such a nice dream!)


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    Talking Re: by or from another nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    If the nightmare woke you up, use "by", but if someone woke you up, use "from".

    EX: I was woken up by my dream. (My dream made me wake up)
    EX: I was woken up from my dream. (My bother made me wake up, and I was having such a nice dream!)
    Thanks, very helpful explanation

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