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    on my father's side vs from my father's side

    "I had relatives visiting me on/from my father's side."?

    "I can't get along with cousins on/from my father's side."?

    But

    "I have many relatives on my father's side."?
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    Re: on my father's side vs from my father's side

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I had realatives visiting me on/from my father's side."?

    "I can't get along with cousins on/from my father's side."?

    But

    "I have many relatives on my father's side."?
    Except for the first of your three examples I think either would be OK. But in the first example, I would go with "from" because I think it fits better with "visiting".

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    Re: on my father's side vs from my father's side

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Except for the first of your three examples I think either would be OK. But in the first example, I would go with "from" because I think it fits better with "visiting".
    No-one would say "I have relatives from my father's side."?

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    Re: on my father's side vs from my father's side

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    No-one would say "I have relatives from my father's side."?
    I wasn't suggesting as such. Rather, "I have relatives visiting from my father's side".

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    Re: on my father's side vs from my father's side

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I wasn't suggesting as such. Rather, "I have relatives visiting from my father's side".
    I had my paternal cousins visiting me....

    Billmcd would that be ok?

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    Re: on my father's side vs from my father's side

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I wasn't suggesting as such. Rather, "I have relatives visiting from my father's side".
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    I kind of misled you. I was not inferring that you said it.

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    Re: on my father's side vs from my father's side

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I had relatives visiting me on/from my father's side."?
    "I had relatives from my father's side visiting me last week."

    They were not visiting you from your father's side, as your original suggests.

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    Re: on my father's side vs from my father's side

    Quote Originally Posted by Huda-M View Post
    I had my paternal cousins visiting me....

    Billmcd would that be ok?
    Sure.

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    Re: on my father's side vs from my father's side

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "I had relatives from my father's side visiting me last week."

    They were not visiting you from your father's side, as your original suggests.
    So I have to restructure it, right? "I have relatives from my .........."

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    Re: on my father's side vs from my father's side

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    So I have to restructure it, right? "I have relatives from my .........."
    My suggestion was that you should restructure it, yes.

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