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    read in/from

    I have read from/in English usage books that we should not start a sentence with a number written in figures.

    I believe it should be 'in', but just wonder whether 'from' is also acceptable.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: read in/from

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I have read from/in English usage books that we should not start a sentence with a number written in figures.

    I believe it should be 'in', but just wonder whether 'from' is also acceptable.

    Many thanks.
    It should be "in." However, you could say, "I have learned from English usage books that..."

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