Basic+ Word of the Day: from

from (preposition) LISTEN

We brought gifts from Mexico!

We use the word from to talk about the place where something starts—for example a journey.

  • You can walk from the station to your hotel.

We can use from to talk about the lowest number in a group of numbers.

  • The bank will be closed from December 25 to 27.
  • Dresses from $49.99.

Or we can use it to talk about a change that will happen in the future.

  • From tomorrow, please use my new email address.

We can also use from to say how far something is.

  • The airport is 5 miles from the center of town.

In pop culture

Do you know the song “From Me to You” by the Beatles. It’s about someone who is in love. He will do anything for his girlfriend. Listen for these words in the song: “If there’s anything that you need, if there’s anything I can do, just call on me and I’ll send it along with love from me to you.”

There are other meanings of from.

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