Prepositions SINCE and FROM



Prepositions SINCE and FROM :



SINCE : (preposition)

Used with the present perfect or past perfect tenses
From (a point in past time) until now
During the period after

1. I haven't seen her since last week.
2. The book has sold over a million copies since its publication.
3. It is a long time since lunch.
4. We are waiting for you since 5 am.
5. They have been living in this town since 1998.

Note :

SINCE is used before a noun or phrase denoting some point of time and is preceded by a verb in the perfect tense.

FROM : (preposition)

FROM : Starting at (the stated place, position or condition)
FROM : judging by : considering

1. The businessman flew from Quilon to Delhi.
2. You can't judge his age from the way he looks.
3. The distance from Chennai to Kolkata is more than 2000 kms.

Note :

FROM is also used before a noun or phrase denoting some point of time.
BUT is used with the non-perfect tenses.

1. I began my practice from April.
2. I shall join duty from tomorrow.













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