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He picked the leaves from / on the ground. #211760
07/16/13 05:28 AM
07/16/13 05:28 AM
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Lionel Koh Offline OP
Lionel Koh  Offline OP
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He picked the leaves from / on the ground.

Which preposition should I use? Or is either wrong?


Re: He picked the leaves from / on the ground. [Re: Lionel Koh] #211765
07/16/13 10:33 AM
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"From" would work better to indicate that you were moving the leaves to some other place. If you just say "on" you would probably be leaving them there, and you had just chosen the leaves for some unstated purpose.

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