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    for/from

    He teased me when I was carrying the suitcase upstairs.

    1-For him, that is kindness.
    2-That is kindness for him.
    (Meaning of 1&2: He thinks he is being kind.)


    3-From him, that is kindness.
    4-That is kindness from him.

    5-That was kindness on his part.
    6-On his part, that was kindness.
    (Meaning of 3,4,5 &6: When he does that, it means he is trying to be kind.)

    Are sentences 1, 2, 3, 4, 5&6 correct with the given meanings as a response to the initial sentence?

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    Re: for/from

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    He teased me when I was carrying the suitcase upstairs.

    1-For him, that is kindness.
    2-That is kindness for him.
    (Meaning of 1&2: He thinks he is being kind.)


    3-From him, that is kindness.
    4-That is kindness from him.

    5-That was kindness on his part.
    6-On his part, that was kindness.
    (Meaning of 3,4,5 &6: When he does that, it means he is trying to be kind.)

    Are sentences 1, 2, 3, 4, 5&6 correct with the given meanings as a response to the initial sentence?
    1 - 4 can mean the same thing - the meaning you've attributed to 1, 2.
    (Although 3, 4 obviously means that the attempt came from him; 1,2 could mean that the attempt came from someone else, and he considers it kindness.

    5, 6 means he was being kind.

    But I'm not sure what difference you see between "He thinks he's being kind" and "He's trying to be kind".

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