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Subject: Re: を vs から
From: TAKASUGI Shinji (tssf.airnet.ne.jp)
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 07:09:54 GMT
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> For example, 町の中心部を離れた静かな所 why would you use を and not から here,

You can use から 離れる too.

> but use から and not を here 彼の家は駅から二キロほど離れている?

から 離れる is preferred when a distance is given. を 離れる sounds awkward here. It seems to me that the latter is more literary and not interested in the precise distance. The difference between を 離れる and から 離れる is maybe similar to that between off and away from as in a tranquil place off the center of the city and His house is about 2 km away from the station.

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