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    Of vs. from

    Hi,

    Could you elaborate on the difference between "relieved of and relieved from"? As one can say "I am relieved of pain" or " I am relieved from pain."
    Can you also explain the difference in meanings of "from" and "of" while being used with "free" as in "free from and free of"?

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    #2

    Re: Of vs. from

    I would simply say "my pain is relieved" so as to avoid the preposition problem.

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    Re: Of vs. from

    Yes, of course I can say"my pain is relieved," but I am simply trying to learn about using right prepositions, here.

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    Re: Of vs. from

    I looked it up in several dictionaries and could only find "relieve...of" but not "relieve...from", where did you see the latter?

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    #5

    Re: Of vs. from

    I would not use "relieved" the way you are using it. I would use "free". Either "of" for "from" would work, but "pain free" may be better.

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