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    #1

    the vs from

    I made a sentence just from my myself.

    Have you read the article?
    Have you read it from I passed to you?

    Am I using the correct words "the" and "from" mentioned in as above?

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    #2

    Re: the vs from

    The first sentence is correct. The second is not. I don't know what "from" is doing there.

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    #3

    Re: the vs from

    I think the second would be correct if it was written as 'Have you read what I passed on to you?', but I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: the vs from

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The first sentence is correct. The second is not. I don't know what "from" is doing there.


    If i changed below?
    Have you read that book from I borrow to you?

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    #5

    Re: the vs from

    No, Polyester.

    It would work as: Have you read the book you borrowed from me?

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    Re: the vs from

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I made a sentence just from my myself.
    I wrote these sentences myself.
    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    If i changed below?
    Is it correct if I change it like this:
    Always capitalise 'I'.

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    #7

    Re: the vs from

    Have you read the book since you borrowed it from me?
    Have you read the book since I passed/lent/gave it to you?

    I'm wondering if Polyester meant "since" when he/she used "from".

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    #8

    Re: the vs from

    Perhaps he/she will tell us.

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    #9

    Re: the vs from

    I think the better answer that I want is MikeNewYork at post#5.

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    #10

    Re: the vs from

    OK.

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