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Expression: "to date from" #1 (permalink) Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:43 am   Expression: "to date from"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #78 "GMAT Verbal Quiz", question 3

You can easily tell that this document ......... from the 12th century because of a distinctive script.

(a) holds
(b) trails
(c) lasts
(d) dates

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #78 "GMAT Verbal Quiz", answer 3

You can easily tell that this document dates from the 12th century because of a distinctive script.

Correct answer: (d) dates
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Expression: "to date from" #2 (permalink) Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:07 pm   Expression: "to date from"
 

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To date from = to originate in or come from a specific time in the past.

My fear of spiders dates from my first reading of The Hobbit.
The Mona Lisa dates from the early 1500s
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Expression: "to date from" #3 (permalink) Mon Mar 03, 2008 23:26 pm   Expression: "to date from"
 

So is "to date from" synonymous with "to date back to"?
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Expression: "to date from" #4 (permalink) Mon Mar 03, 2008 23:28 pm   Expression: "to date from"
 

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