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    #1

    from vs by

    '' We are going to benefit from them relocating to our city''

    OR

    " We are going to benefit from their relocation to our city"

    OR

    " We are going to benefit by their relocation to our city"

    OR

    "We are gpoing to benefit by them relocating to our city"

    Is there any difference between " benefit from" or "benefit by"?

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    Re: from vs by

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    '' We are going to benefit from them relocating to our city''

    OR

    " We are going to benefit from their relocation to our city"

    OR

    " We are going to benefit by their relocation to our city"

    OR

    "We are gpoing to benefit by them relocating to our city"

    Is there any difference between " benefit from" or "benefit by"?
    Please a "small" comment&

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    Re: from vs by

    I am not a teatcher

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    '' We are going to benefit from them their relocating to our city''

    OR

    " We are going to benefit from their relocation to our city" correct

    OR

    " We are going to benefit by their relocation to our city" from is better

    OR

    "We are gpoing to benefit by them their relocating to our city"

    "?

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    #4

    Re: from vs by

    Quote Originally Posted by OPENED EYES View Post
    I am not a teatcher

    Sticks out a mile. What I was asking was if there is any difference between "benefit from or benefit by"?

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    #5

    Re: from vs by

    Does this stick out for two miles?

    We are going to benefit with their relocation to our city.

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    Re: from vs by

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    Does this stick out for two miles?

    We are going to benefit with their relocation to our city.
    But still sometimes it might be heard that one says '' I insist on you going there" I appreciate you going there not your going there"? Getting back to your question" Taking a wild guess you may not use "Benfit with", usually it's "benefit by" or "benefit from".

    I would very much like to tell the difference between "benefit from" or "benefit by"?
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    Re: from vs by

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    But still sometimes it might heard that one says '' I insist on you going there" I appreciate you going there not your going there"? Getting back to your question" Taking a wild guess you may not use "Benfit with", usually it's "benefit by" or "benefit from".

    I would very much like to tell the difference between "benefit from" or "benefit by"?
    NOT A TEACHER

    (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:

    benefit =

    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.

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    Re: from vs by

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    (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:



    benefit =

    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.")
    So basically preposition "by" is followed by gerund. There can't be a noun after "by". What would you say, If one said "Can you please show us how we might benefit by this"?
    Last edited by ostap77; 22-Sep-2010 at 10:30.

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    Re: from vs by

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    So bsically preposition "by" is followed gerund. There can't be a noun after "by". What would you say, If one said "Can you please show us how we might benefit by this"?
    NOT A TEACHER

    (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

    "by."

    (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

    statement.

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    #10

    Re: from vs by

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    (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

    "by."

    (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

    statement.
    I can't come to the conclusion. Would there be any rule when to use "from" and when "by"?
    Last edited by ostap77; 22-Sep-2010 at 13:05.

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