[JLPT grammar] I can’t figure out when to use から instead of に when the verb is もらいます.

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N4 course!

 

[Question]

I can’t figure out when to use から instead of に when the verb is もらいます.
Thank you for your help, sensei!

 

[My Reply]

Basically, there is no big difference between the two particles から/に in もらいます sentence.
To be exact, に is used only with people, and から is used with organizations.

×がっこう本(ほん)をもらいました。
◎がっこうから本をもらいました。
I got the book from the school.

For people, we can use both.
◎先生(せんせい)本をもらいました。
◎先生(せんせい)から本をもらいました。
I got the book from my teacher.

Use から with がっこう(school)、かいしゃ(company)、グループの名前(group name), etc.

 

I hope my answer helps you. 😊

 

 

In the JLPT course, you can ask me any questions as much as you want.
I will teach you until you get it!

 

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