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    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    #1

    Cool Choice of proper preposition

    Dear Teacher,

    Can you help me choose the proper propostions and correct as appropriate the following sentences :

    • I obtained a ruling from/by Revenue Canada.
    • This ruling was given From/by Revenu Canada.
    • I received a gift from my mother. (is this right ?)
    • This gift was given to him by my mother ( is this right ?)
    • A loan was granted by the Bank to Russia
    What is the difference between From vs By ?

    Many Thanks

    Gilles L


    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 1,153
    #2

    Re: Choice of proper preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Can you help me choose the proper propostions and correct as appropriate the following sentences :
    • I obtained a ruling from/by Revenue Canada.
    • This ruling was given From/by Revenu Canada.
    • I received a gift from my mother. (is this right ?)
    • This gift was given to him by my mother ( is this right ?)
    • A loan was granted by the Bank to Russia
    What is the difference between From vs By ?

    Many Thanks

    Gilles L

    When you receive something it is "from" someone.
    Something is given "by" someone

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