Student or Learner
'' We are going to benefit from them relocating to our city''
" We are going to benefit from their relocation to our city"
" We are going to benefit by their relocation to our city"
"We are gpoing to benefit by them relocating to our city"
Is there any difference between " benefit from" or "benefit by"?
Does this stick out for two miles?
We are going to benefit with their relocation to our city.
I would very much like to tell the difference between "benefit from" or "benefit by"?
Last edited by ostap77; 22-Sep-2010 at 00:16.
(1) I do not know whether there is a "rule" that works 100% of the time.
(2) Most sources say that "from" is the most common preposition used
after "to benefit."
(3) Please google: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. Then search
for "benefit." It gives one example of "benefit by" and several examples
of "benefit from."
(3) The Newbury House Dictionary (0nline) says:
To profit from
To be helped by
(4) Longman English Dictionary Online gives:
Many thousands have benefited from the new treatment.
I'm sure you'll benefit from the visit.
They would benefit by reducing their labor costs.
(I notice that a noun follows "from" in those examples,
and a gerund follows "by.")
Last edited by TheParser; 22-Sep-2010 at 00:16.
Last edited by ostap77; 22-Sep-2010 at 10:30.
(1) I offered those examples for you to make your own decision. I do
not know what the rule is -- if there is a rule.
(2) It is probably correct to say that "from" is used more often than
(3) In your example, I would feel more comfortable in saying:
Show us how we might benefit from this. ("this" = this situation, this
opportunity, etc.) On the other hand, perhaps others would feel
equally comfortable with "by."
I do not know English grammar well enough to make a definite
Last edited by ostap77; 22-Sep-2010 at 13:05.