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    Preposition of versus from

    There are three sentences:
    Did you hear about Jesus of Nazareth.
    Hi, Im your relative from Yorkshire.
    Tom, there's a man from the tax office on the phone.
    Why two different prepositions are used?
    Are they interchangeable?

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    Re: Preposition of versus from

    No, they are not interchangeable. "Jesus of Nazareth" is a kind of title.
    Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.

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    #3

    Re: Preposition of versus from

    I agree — like Catherine of Aragon, Robin of Sherwood and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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    Re: Preposition of versus from

    OK, I've got the idea. Perhaps "Simpson of Springfield" became a title too. Thanks
    Last edited by northpath; 27-Mar-2016 at 19:55.

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    #5

    Re: Preposition of versus from

    Homer Simpson?

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    Re: Preposition of versus from

    Yes, "Homer of Springfield" is nowdays a title ike Catherine of Aragon, Robin of Sherwood and The Hunchback of Notre Dam, but much more popular!

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