Which is the correct version and why? Example sentence:

I immediately lifted her (from) under her arms and pillowed her head on my lap

Note: I found both versions on Google.

  • Why do you want to use "from"? It is best not to add unnecessary words, especially prepositions.
    – user3169
    Nov 26, 2017 at 20:35

1 Answer 1


The use of the preposition from sounds unnecessary in the sentence presented. You can say:

I lifted her/picked her up under (her) arms.

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