From vs. Between

'From' and 'between' are prepositions widely used in the English language. In this lesson, we will learn their uses and differences.

"From" vs. "Between" in the English grammar

What Is Their Main Difference?

The main difference between 'from' and 'between' is that 'between' refers to the space between two objects or the events between two points in time but 'from' focus on the beginning point of something.

Indicating the Time

'From' and 'between' can be used to show time. 'From' is used to show the time when something begins. 'Between' is used to show what has occurred in a period of time that separates two different events or actions. For example:

The event will start from tomorrow morning.

I was watching tv from 7 to 8 p.m.

There is one hour resting time between the classes.

You shouldn't leave the table between the courses.

Indicating Distance and Space

'From' and 'between' can be used to talk about location. 'Between' tends to show the space that separates two individuals. The individuals can be places, events, objects, or people. 'From' can be used to show the distance from the start point to the destination. Have a look:

His office is only two blocks away from here.

We are half a mile away from home.

The restaurant is between two gyms.

Nina is the one who is standing between Kaz and Matt.

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