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    Regarding preposition "by" and "from".by

    Sentence: "What a masterstroke from/by him"

    My question/doubt: What would be the right preposition in this sentence, "by or from" ? Guess, should be "from" but need it your help/confirmation.

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    Re: Regarding preposition "by" and "from".by

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence: "What a masterstroke from/by him"

    My question/doubt: What would be the right preposition in this sentence, "by or from" ? Guess, should be "from" but need it your help/confirmation.

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    Hello, I am not a teacher,

    but with the preposition 'from' we introduce an idea of origin, and I agree, but I am not a teacher.

    Have a nice day.

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    #3

    Re: Regarding preposition "by" and "from".by

    I would prefer "by him" because "stroke" with "by" seem, for me, to suggest more action than "from him".

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    Re: Regarding preposition "by" and "from".by

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I would prefer "by him" because "stroke" with "by" seem, for me, to suggest more action than "from him".

    Hi,

    One question, is there a grammar rule about the use of the preposition 'by' instead of 'from'. Nonetheless you are English and certainly right, but why by?

    If you have a answer which grammar rule, I take it.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    Re: Regarding preposition "by" and "from".by

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hi,

    One question, is there a grammar rule about the use of the preposition 'by' instead of 'from'. Nonetheless you are English and certainly right, but why by?

    If you have an answer to which grammar rule it should be, I'll take it.

    Thanks for your reply.
    There is no rule, that's just how it is.

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    Re: Regarding preposition "by" and "from".by

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence: "What a masterstroke from/by him"

    My question/doubt: What would be the right preposition in this sentence, "by or from" ? Guess, should be "from" but need it your help/confirmation.

    Thanks
    I prefer 'from'.
    We've seen a few masterstrokes from Tendulkar in this innings.
    The idea is that these masterstrokes seem to arise organically out of the person's talent rather than as a conscious action.
    This might make more sense if you consider: You expect masterstrokes from Tendulkar.

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    Re: Regarding preposition "by" and "from".by

    I think either will do.

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