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Making Sense of Grammar
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Note that 自 sometimes replaces 从 in more formal situations.

他每天从早忙到晚,很少休息。

Tā měi tiān cóng zǎo máng dào wǎn ,hěn shǎo xiū xī 。

Every day, he is busy from morning until night; he rarely takes a break.

这个电影从两点演到五点,真太长了。

Zhè gè diàn yǐng cóng liǎng diǎn yǎn dào wǔ diǎn ,zhēn tài zhǎng le 。

This movie runs from 2 o’clock until 5 o’clock; it’s really too long.

小王跟小李从小(= 自小)一起长大。

Xiǎo wáng gēn xiǎo lǐ cóng xiǎo (= zì xiǎo )yī qǐ zhǎng dà 。
Xiao Wang and Xiao Li grew up together since childhood.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
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