"From" or "By Someone" in the English grammar

From or By Someone

Is the gift 'by' someone or is it 'from' someone? Is this book written 'by' or 'from' someone?

"From" or "By Someone" in the English grammar

Which One Should Be Used?

'From someone' and 'by someone' are both correct and can be used. The meaning they convey, however, is very different.

From Someone

'From someone' is used to show who sent or gave something to another. Have a look:

This is a gift from Thomas.

The bill is from my doctor.

By Someone

When we want to say who created something. It can be the writer of a book, a music composer, a film producer, etc. Have a look:

The Shadow and Bone trilogy are written by Leigh Bardugo.

I was watching a movie by the Russo brothers.

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