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    What Does "From" Mean Here?

    Hi, teachers, I want to know the exact meaning of the following sentence. It's from an internationally-acknowledged sample contract.

    that it shall remain in full force and effect until the earliest of June 3rd, being 5 days from the submission date.
    What I'm especially confused about is the meaning of "from".
    "June 15rd, being 5 days from the submission date."
    Judging from this sentence, which day is the submission date?? June 10th, or June 20th??

    Does "from" mean prior to or posterior to??

    Btw, is atonym of prior to and anterior to both "posterior to"?? Can you see what I mean?

    Respectfully,
    Bird

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    Re: What Does "From" Mean Here?

    Hello VividJailbird


    • It's (taken) from an internationally-acknowledged sample contract.


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    Re: What Does "From" Mean Here?

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    Hello VividJailbird


    • It's (taken) from an internationally-acknowledged sample contract.
    Thanks for correcting me, soup.:)

    I would also love to know what does the "from" in the quoted sentence mean. Thanks:)

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    Re: What Does "From" Mean Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by VividJailbird View Post
    ... what does the "from" in the quoted sentence mean.
    In that context, (taken) from means, originated from, came from, borrowed from, derived from, etc.

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    Note, words in brackets (...) are optional:

    • It is taken from ...
    • It is from ...


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    Re: What Does "From" Mean Here?

    oh, sorry. I guess I have to restate my original question again.

    I was not asking about general meaning of "from". I know what it means generally.

    I was asking about the meaning of the one in my quoted sentence.

    that it(the tender security) shall remain in full force and effect until the earliest of June 3rd, being 5 days from the submission date.
    I wonder, what does this "from" (the one in bold italic)mean??? (in the context of this quoted sentence?)

    does the latter half of the sentence mean:

    being 5 days before the submission date.
    Or

    being 5 days after the submission date.
    Can you see what I mean. Sorry for the misunderstandings caused.

    Sincerely,
    Bird.

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    Re: What Does "From" Mean Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by VividJailbird View Post
    oh, sorry. I guess I have to restate my original question again.

    I was not asking about general meaning of "from". I know what it means generally.

    I was asking about the meaning of the one in my quoted sentence.



    I wonder, what does this "from" (the one in bold italic)mean??? (in the context of this quoted sentence?)

    does the latter half of the sentence mean:



    Or



    Can you see what I mean. Sorry for the misunderstandings caused.

    Sincerely,
    Bird.
    I would say 'after the submission date'.

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