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Offline azz

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of vs. from
« on: December 12, 2021, 06:03:51 am »
a. I haven't seen anything of him that would make me think he is not trustworthy.
b. I haven't seen anything from him that would make me think he is not trustworthy.

c. I haven't heard anything of him that would make me think he is not trustworthy.
d. I haven't heard anything from him that would make me think he is not trustworthy.


I think (a) and (b) virtually mean the same unless we are talking about things like letters, messages, etc. that could only come from someone.

It seems to me that (c) and (d) mean totally different things. (c) is saying that I haven't heard anything about him that would make me think he is not trustworthy. (d) on the other hand means he hasn't told me anything that would make me think he is not trustworthy.

Is that correct?

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Re: of vs. from
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2021, 09:10:27 am »
b doesn't really work. I agree with your analysis of c and d.
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Duncan