Hi, Abudllah,

Abdullah Mahfouz posted:

Do we include the preposition from in this question or not?

_ Where do we  buy bread?

(or)

_ Where do we buy bread from?

Abdullah Mahfouz posted:

Where can I get some medicine?

Or

Where can I get some medicine from?

In either case, the first form, without 'from', is the better one. For more detailed information, see: 

https://thegrammarexchange.inf....cc/topic/where-from

 

ahmed_btm posted:
In either case, the first form, without 'from', is the better one.

Yes, that's right. In case it's not mentioned in the historical thread Ahmed_btm has linked to, the reason "from" is not needed is that "where" can have the syntactic status of a locative prepositional phrase. It need not have a nominal value. This is also why it is better to say "Where are you?" rather than "Where are you at?," though the version with "at" is fairly common in colloquial speech.

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