–  Prepositional Phrases – From  –

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]A[/su_dropcap]n Alphabetical list of English Prepositional Phrases using the word “From”  –  If you do not see the Phrase that you are looking for, please let me know in the comments below and I will be happy to add it for you at my earliest convenience.


  • A (Real) Blast From The Past – This is an Adjectival, Metaphorical, Idiomatic and Prepositional Phrasal-Noun which is used to describe something which was a part of, or represents a memory (fond or otherwise) from the past.  This phrase is used when the thing which is it describing has not been thought about for a very long time, has probably been forgotten, and the arrival of which came as a big surprise.

“Seeing my some of my old friends from Grateful Dead Tour was a real blast from the past.  I completely forgot about the week that we travelled together through the redwood forests of Northern California…  (but understandably-so).” 😉

(Just Notice that the word “Real” is often used with this phrase, but is not necessary.)

  • (to) Borrow From – This is a phrase means to get money “from” someone (a friend, a relative, a bank, etc.) with the agreement that the money will be paid back (usually with interest)… “I had to *borrow* $100 *from* my mom, to pay for my textbooks.” – (Notice also that this phrase can be separated by the object of the sentence)

  • (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up” – This Idiomatic Prepositional Phrase can also be turned into an Aphorism, an Interjection, and Saying – and is used to express the advice that:  When one is involved in some process or working on some project, that he or she needs to do things in the proper order, and start with the basic (referring to the “base” or foundation) necessities before doing other things which (though they may be more interesting) can only be beneficial after the foundational elements are firmly in place.  – [su_button url=”http://www.blog.givemesomeenglish.com/aphorism-to-build-house-ground-up/” target=”blank” style=”flat” color=”#ffffff” radius=”0″ icon=”icon: comment-o”]Read the Full Post Here[/su_button] –  (See Also:  “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart”)

  • (to) Run From (something) – This is an idiomatic phrasal verb which is used to express the high level of emotion involved in getting “away” from some person or situation which one REALLY does not want to get involved with…  “When I saw the changes the company was making – which were not only going to not only create more work for us teachers but were ultimately going to give the student a much less satisfying and much less productive experience – I *ran from* that place as fast as I could.  And that’s how I ended up with ISUS/PearsonEnglish…  (true story.)


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