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Is the usage of from in the below paragraph correct? I just now read it in the paper.

In response to a question on the Kashmir issue, Mr. Lu said China’s position remained “clear and consistent”. “This is an issue that is left over from between India and Pakistan. We hope that the two sides will engage in friendly dialogue consultation and solve this issue and other related issues”.

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    No: you have two prepositions, from and between. From needs to be followed by what it is left over from (eg: "an issue that is left over from the border dispute between India and Pakistan"). – Andrew Leach Mar 15 at 12:18
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As per the comment: No: you have two prepositions, from and between. From needs to be followed by what it is left over from (eg: "an issue that is left over from the border dispute between India and Pakistan").

That said, this sort of extemporaneous verbal response to a question is hardly unusual and I wouldn't consider it evidence of the speaker's unfamiliarity with English. A more-generous reporter might have written it up as: "This is an issue that is left over from -- between -- India and Pakistan." But I wouldn't generally flag it as something that needed further clarification.

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