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robjen
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:50:01 AM
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(1) Could you get me a pencil in the white box?

(2) Could you get me a pencil from that white box?

Which preposition is correct? Thank you very much.
sureshot
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:15:07 AM
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robjen wrote:
(1) Could you get me a pencil in the white box?

(2) Could you get me a pencil from that white box?

Which preposition is correct? Thank you very much.


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The second sentence is correct. Sentence 1 can be corrected by saying "... pencil kept in the white box. "
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