Return From Living/Working

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Is it standard English to write:

  1. "He returned from living in Europe."
  2. "He returned from working overseas."

where "return from" is followed by an activity instead of a place?

meatie

Posted 2014-05-25T09:11:57.830

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Answers

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Yes, that works.

from can indicate a previous or prior state or location.

In your examples, it indicates that his state/condition, prior to returning, was living in Europe and working overseas.

jimsug

Posted 2014-05-25T09:11:57.830

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