What Part of Speech is “FROM”

In the English language, the word “from” is very commonly used. At all times, this word serves as a preposition.

  1.  Preposition

“From” is categorized under prepositions because it can be used to indicate the time or location. For example, in the sentence below:

The accident occurred 10 meters from the intersection.

The word “from” is used to indicate the location of the “accident.”


a. used to indicate the starting point of a physical movement or action

  • Example:
  • They came here all the way from the Netherlands.

b. indicating the point in time at which a particular process, event, or activity starts

  • Example:
  • The show will run from 6 to 9.

c. indicating the point at which an observer is placed

  • Example:
  • You can see the lighthouse from here.

d. used to indicate the place where someone lives or was born

  • Example:
  • I’m from the United States.

e. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or an act or condition of removal, abstention, exclusion, release, subtraction, or differentiation

  • Example:
  • It can provide protection from the sun.

f. used as a function word to indicate the source, cause, agent, or basis

  • Example:
  • I just received a call from my boss.