An English friend of mine doesn't know the answer to this, so I decided to join you here and ask. When you credit for instance a photographer using the following sentence, which is better?
"With kind permission of the artist" or
"With kind permission from the artist"
And why? I've seen both forms used many times by what you'd think are writers who should know.
Many thanks in advance for the help.
And may I ask why you'd go for the first one, if both are OK? Just wondering.. :)
"With kind permission of the artist"
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(1) I, too, wanted to know the answer, so I did some googling.
(2) It seems that "from" is preferred in regular everyday situations:
He needed permission from his boss to do that.
(3) But "by kind permission of" is very formal. (Only my note: It seems to
be almost a set phrase.)
The paintings are reproduced by kind permission of the National Gallery.
Credit: both sentences from the highly reliable Longman Dictionary (Web).
(4) And here are three examples (among many) from Google Books:
Reprinted by permission of the author.
With the kind permission of Oxford University Press.
By permission of Her Majesty the Queen
(5) As the moderator told us, "of" seems the more appropriate in your particular sentence.
(6) Thanks for your question. It really clarified the matter for me.
I would use "with the permission of" or "with permission from."
Thanks everyone. So it wasn't very straightforward then.. Anyways, you're great! :)