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from is part of the Basic English 850.
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from is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
from

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Preposition
from

  1. When something is from someone, the person gave or sent it.
    I got a gift from my grandmother today.
  2. When someone is from a place, that's where they started.
    I am Chinese. I come from Hunan province.
    Sorry I'm late. I just came from school.
  3. You use from to talk about distances between thing in space or time.
    Saturn is far from earth.
    School is 5km from my home.
    The year 2515 is a long time from now.