Here is a definition of the word "blush":

blush - develop a pink tinge in the face from embarrassment or shame.

If I understand right "from" is a preposition that signifies the reason of the process and we can substitute it with "because of" as an example.

Well, if it so, can I say the next... Would it be right?

I bought a new phone from I lost my old.

I've stayed at home from the rain

I have good marks at school from my passionating of studying

It's so unnatural, Is it right?

  • So you found out that you can not always substitute because of with from, which is correct. Note that of your three sentences, the first and the third sound unnatural with because of as well. The first one works with because (without of) and the third one just doesn't work. I'm not sure passionating is even a word. Maybe you mean passion. – oerkelens Apr 27 '18 at 14:33

"From" indicates the source. When used in talking about motion, it is the originating direction of the motion: I walked from the bus stop, I come from France. When used with its more abstract meaning, it is the originating state or event from which the thing you're discussing comes. An abstract source is similar to a cause, but there are many other types of causes that can't be thought of as metaphorically similar to sources of motion. In order to be thought of as a source, the cause has to be physically linked to the thing it causes. Being embarrassed is the trigger or origin of blushing, but losing your phone isn't the origin of buying a new one, the rain is not the origin of your staying home and your passion for studying is not the origin of your grades.

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  • From X - X is a source, not a reason. If X has a subject and verb, then the word you have to use is a conjunction, typically because. – LawrenceC Sep 8 '19 at 7:27

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