Question from John , asked on 01 May, 2019

Russian prepositions от and из

When asking how to get somewhere from somewhere else should you use из or от?
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Answered by Yulia on 01 May, 2019

Hello John!

The prepositions из (с) are used when you are speaking about going from a place to a place.

If the noun is used with the preposition на in the Accusative and the Prepositional case, it is going to be used with the preposition с in the Genitive case.

Я еду с дачи в Москву. I am going from my country house to Moscow.

If the noun is used with the preposition в in the Accusative and the Prepositional case, it is going to be used with the preposition из in the Genitive case.

Я еду из магазина домой. I am going home from a shop.

The preposition от is used when you are leaving a place where somebody is.

Я иду от доктора домой. I am going home from the doctor's.

Мы едем от Ивановых. We are going back from the Ivanovs.

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