Prepositions

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Do we say 'at' or 'from' a distance?

asked Feb 10 '13 at 06:05 trevor gordon New member

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Trevor,

 

Good question.  Both prepositions are correct, but it sometimes depends on the context.  Can you give us a full sentence, or a few sentences, so we can help you further? 

link answered Feb 10 '13 at 06:02 Shawn Mooney Expert

The painting is best admired from/at a distance.

trevor gordonFeb 10 '13 at 22:16

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Trevor,

 

Thanks for providing an example sentence.  (ICYMI, Trevor provided the sentence The painting is best admired from/at a distance in a follow-up comment.)

 

When describing the act of observing, watching, looking at, or viewing something, the correct preposition is from, not atThe painting is best admired from a distance.

 

  

link answered Feb 11 '13 at 04:49 Shawn Mooney Expert

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