Hi everyone, can anyone please help me understand the difference between from and of in the following sentence?


1- John: Hey, have you watched the movie 'avengers the end game'? Me: yes. John: What's your favourite scene from/of the movie?

 
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subhajit123 posted:
1- John: Hey, have you watched the movie 'avengers the end game'? Me: yes. John: What's your favourite scene from/of the movie?

Hi, Subhajit,

"Of" doesn't work there. It's unnatural, awkward, and nonnative. You can use "from" or "in." You could also simply omit the prepositional phrase:

"Hey, have you watched the movie AEG?"
"Yes."
"What's your favorite scene?"/
"What's your favorite scene in the movie?"/
"What's your favorite scene from the movie?"

If you want to use "of," you should change the sentence to something like this:

  • What did you think was the best scene of the movie?
 
subhajit123 posted:
1- John: Hey, have you watched the movie 'avengers the end game'? Me: yes. John: What's your favourite scene from/of the movie?

 Hi, Subhajit,

"Of" doesn't work there. It's unnatural, awkward, and nonnative. You can use "from" or "in." You could also simply omit the prepositional phrase:

"Hey, have you watched the movie XYZ?"
"Yes."
"What's your favorite scene?"/
"What's your favorite scene in the movie?"/
"What's your favorite scene from the movie?"

If you want to use "of," you should change the sentence to something like this:

  • What did you think was the best scene of the movie?

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