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    preposition choice: "from" or "by"

    Hi teachers!

    In the sentence below, which preposition would be correct?

    The accident resulted [from/ by] his carelessness.

    Or can both be fine?


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    Re: preposition choice: "from" or "by"

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    hi teachers!

    In the sentence below, which preposition would be correct?

    The accident resulted [from/ by] his carelessness. only "from" is correct here .

    the accident was caused by his carelessness.


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    Re: preposition choice: "from" or "by"

    Could we know, why we should use "by"
    Why not' "from"

    If you clarify that's great.

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    Re: preposition choice: "from" or "by"

    Quote Originally Posted by rmp1947 View Post
    Could we know, why we should use "by"
    Why not' "from"

    If you clarify that's great.
    Because 'resulted from' and 'caused by' are the accepted collocations in English.


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    Re: preposition choice: "from" or "by"

    Not a teacher.

    or,

    The accident was the result of his carelessness ?.

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    Re: preposition choice: "from" or "by"

    Hi Bhaisahab,

    Thank you for your clarification.

    Could you tell me whether following sentence is correct:


    This accident happend with his negligence.

    Thank you

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    Re: preposition choice: "from" or "by"

    Quote Originally Posted by rmp1947 View Post
    Hi Bhaisahab,

    Thank you for your clarification.

    Could you tell me whether following sentence is correct:


    This accident happend with his negligence. No.

    Thank you
    The accident happened because of his negligence.

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