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I did not really attend the online conference, but I knew what they were doing from/through the conversation I had (with someone) earlier.

Which of these (from/through) is correct preposition?

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From the conversation. –  Barrie England Jan 7 '13 at 16:21
    
@BarrieEngland many thanks for your answer!! Can you please explain to me difference between these two? –  noob Jan 7 '13 at 16:24
    
Have you tried a dictionary? –  Barrie England Jan 7 '13 at 16:53
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Elaborate more on your future questions. If you want people to explain more, then ask for more, and provide them with more information. –  cbbcbail Jan 7 '13 at 20:22
    
It is not impossible to use through instead of from there. The latter is by far the more common usage, however. –  Robusto Jan 7 '13 at 20:47

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The correct usage would "from" because the word through is usually used to describe movement. This movement can be through space or time but it would not work in this situation. The word from can also describe movement, but it can also be used correctly in this case.

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