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    preposition 'from'

    Managers deliberately obscured the real situation from the federal investigators.

    It really beats me, the use of 'from' above. Because I really cannot figure out why 'from' is used in this context? what does it denote?

    I appreciate your help.

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    Re: preposition 'from'

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Managers deliberately obscured the real situation from the federal investigators.

    It really beats me, the use of 'from' above. Because I really cannot figure out why 'from' is used in this context? what does it denote?

    I appreciate your help.
    If you obscure something, you make it difficult to see.

    By analogy with hide something from somebody the writer of this sentence has formed obscure something from somebody. I don't think I have encountered this before, but it appears acceptable and straightforward.

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