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    #1

    by/from

    Which is correct:

    1-By his looks, I figured he was a university student.
    2-From his looks, I figured he was a university student.

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    Re: by/from

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    Unofficially, I would say "By his looks" because as a native speaker, it just sounds correct. But for a more official explanation, cCheck WikiAnswers for the in-depth explanation of the difference between BY and FROM.

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    #3

    Re: by/from

    Quote Originally Posted by btags View Post
    (not a teacher)
    Unofficially, I would say "By his looks" because as a native speaker, it just sounds correct. But for a more official explanation, cCheck WikiAnswers for the in-depth explanation of the difference between BY and FROM.

    WikiAnswers - What is the grammatical difference between from and by
    I wonder why "looks" instead of "look".

    I've found also "by his look" on Cae:

    By his look, Joshua assumed "boys" included Sarah and Hope as well.
    Don't be fooled by his look. He's a terrific competitor.
    She would have ruffled his hair, if she weren't warned by his look of seriousness.
    He looked at me harder till I was persuaded by his look.


    is there any difference in the meaning?

    thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 04-Sep-2008 at 22:13.

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